3.0 entities, etc.

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (philipp@res.w3.org)
Thu, 1 Feb 96 23:11:48 +0100


Date: Thu, 1 Feb 96 23:11:48 +0100
From: Philippe-Andre Prindeville <philipp@res.w3.org>
Message-Id: <9602012311.ZM19136@jones.res.enst.fr>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: 3.0 entities, etc.

Anyone else notice that the Latin-1 entities are given as "&255;"
and not "&#255;" in the 3.0 draft (now obsolete, I guess)?

Anyone have a table that explains which browsers implement which
tags/entities?  I'm writing some internal tools here, and I want to
make sure they work with everyone's browsers.

Is it &endash; or &ndash; finally?  Did we decide?  And more
importantly, does anyone implement it?

Is there a list of Mozillaisms?

Anyone have a list of Unicode entities?

Lastly, I was thinking that it would be useful to add some attributes
to <p> for moving in the left or left and right margins for paragraphs,
and adding an exdented tag.  I catch myself using:

<dl compact>
<dt id="[0.1]">[0.1]
<dd>(...) le professeur, parvenu &#224; saisir le nom de 
Charles Bovary, se l'&#233;tant fait dicter, &#233;peler 
et relire, commanda tout de suite au pauvre diable d'aller 
s'asseoir (...)
<br>
<tab align=right><credit><a href="auteur?word=FLAUBERT">FLAUBERT</a>, 
M<sup>me</sup> Bovary, Folio, p. 23.</credit>
</dl>

even though it's not really a definition... but more of a tagged/numbered
citation.

Can <p> be used within the body of a <dd>?  No reason the text of a
definition can't span paragraphs, right?

I've seen a lot of misuse of tags to acheive a certain look.  Recently
I bought "The Webmster's guide to HTML [etc]"...  The book used
lists within <blockquotes></blockquote> to get left and right indents!
No style at all...  Since people just might try to use tags for
getting "that certain look", why not add attributes to things like
<p> but discourage their use?

Why pretend that people aren't going to do the wrong thing?  Instead,
we could provide graceful ways for them to shoot themselves in the foot
if they really want to.

One other thing...  I've been using <p id="Sec4.1"> and then links
like <a href="#Sec4.1"> but this doesn't seem to work.  I tried
adding <a name="Sec4.1"<p> and this works better (or more frequently).

Does anyone actually implement the "id=" attribute?

-Philip