Re: True quotes

David Perrell (
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:24:34 -0700

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From: David Perrell <>
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Subject: Re: True quotes
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:24:34 -0700

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

I have brought up the issue more than once, loudly, in several
places, and even included exact text for the DTD, which I
reproduce below. 

Bravo. I would, however, argue that reversing the order thusly:

<!ENTITY quotesl CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quote     -->
<!ENTITY quotesr CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quote    -->
<!ENTITY quotedl CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quote     -->
<!ENTITY quotedr CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quote    -->

makes more sense as single, double, left and right are subsets of a 
character type "quote". This also more closely resembles the standard 
names of quotedblright, etc.