Re: 3.0 entities, etc.

Terry Allen (
Thu, 1 Feb 1996 15:09:06 PST

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From: Terry Allen <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 15:09:06 PST
In-Reply-To: "T. Joseph W. Lazio" <>
Subject: Re: 3.0 entities, etc.

> Well, according to the obsolete HTML 3 DTD 
<!ENTITY mdash  SDATA "[ndash ]" -- em dash -->
<!ENTITY ndash  SDATA "[ndash ]" -- en dash (1/2-em) -->
but you'd have to check BrowserCaps for more info.  You might also
want to check <URL:> to
see what the status of the HTML WG is on this subject.

Those are the names of the SGML (ISO 8879) entities.  They're not
going to change.  For all the ISO 8879 character entity sets see


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