Re: International chars in HTML files

Walter Ian Kaye (
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 15:21:37 -0800

Message-Id: <v02120d03ad21dbc4b9f8@[]>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 15:21:37 -0800
To:, =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fr=E9d=E9ric?= Naud <>
From: (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: International chars in HTML files

At 1:22p 01/19/96, Fr=E9d=E9ric Naud wrote:
>At 08:25 96-01-16 +0000, you wrote:
>>On Mon, 15 Jan 1996 15:39:13 -0500 (EST), wrote:
>>Frederic, could you point us to a demo page where you have used -both-
>>notation styles?  I think we're looking at a quirk of trying to be both
>>international and platform independent.
>        Please take a look at the source of this page:
>This is an exact copy of the code it contains (copyright, HEC 1996)
>As you can see, there's both the &egrave and the =E8 in the page...
>If I understood right, the ability to type an =E9 replaces the need to type
>&eacute;.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Ah, you are asking whether it is "OK" to use high-bit characters directly.
The answer to that is: No, it is not. The assumption here was that
*software* was being used so that you could type an "=E9" and have it
automatically be converted into "eacute;" for insertion into the HTML code.


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