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

Walter Ian Kaye (
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:42:39 -0700

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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:42:39 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: Experimental HTML DTD with OBJECT, style, ...

At 2:30p -0700 07/10/96, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>> 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    -->

I have a selection of "special characters" at the bottom of my
"HTML Document Character Set" lookup table:


It's a lot faster than scanning the entire Unicode list for 'em
(which I had to do to find them, so now you don't have to). ;-)


    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter