Re: extra character entities

Jim Taylor (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:52:40 -0800

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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:52:40 -0800
From: Jim Taylor <>
Subject: Re: extra character entities

>>> Jonathan Rosenne <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM> 07/12/96
01:20am >>>
Since it seems that the document character set for HTML will in future be
ISO 10646 (UCS-4, Unicode), if the HTML i18n proposal is accepted, I
suggest this discussion should refer to ISO 10646 rather than ISO 8879.

ISO 10646/Unicode should be used for all numeric character references
(such as &#8211;) but ISO 10646 does not define character entity names
(such as &ndash;). ISO 8879 (SGML) is the authoritative source for

Jim "The Frog" Taylor, Director of Information Technology
Videodiscovery, Inc. - Multimedia Education for Science and Math
Seattle, WA, 206-285-5400 <>