Re: Experimental HTML DTD with OBJECT, style, ...

Lee Daniel Crocker (lcrocker@calweb.com)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 14:30:54 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199607102130.OAA08345@web1.calweb.com>
Subject: Re: Experimental HTML DTD with OBJECT, style, ...
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 14:30:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <lcrocker@calweb.com>
Cc: connolly@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <m0ue6Oe-0002UOC@beach.w3.org> from "Dan Connolly" at Jul 10, 96 05:02:07 pm

> In collaboration with some of our member organizations, Dave
> Raggett has collected some of the DTD fragments in various proposals
> into a DTD for testing purposes.

Bravo!  It's good to have some idea of the direction of HTML
before we have to deal with it in situ.  One immediate comment,
though, about character entities:

<!ENTITY emdash CDATA "&#8212;" -- em dash               -->
<!ENTITY endash CDATA "&#8211;" -- en dash               -->

Great, but you're still missing the quotation marks.
I suggest:

<!ENTITY lsquot CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quote     -->
<!ENTITY rsquot CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quote    -->
<!ENTITY ldquot CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quote     -->
<!ENTITY rdquot CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quote    -->

Boy, I'll be able to write an English sentence any month now :)

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Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com>