Re: True quotes

Marcus E. Hennecke (marcush@crc.ricoh.com)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:48:30 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:48:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Marcus E. Hennecke" <marcush@crc.ricoh.com>
Message-Id: <199607182248.PAA03302@cougar.crc.ricoh.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, davidp@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: True quotes

On Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:24:34 -0700, David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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".

Nononono! Please stick to the SGML entities as Jim Taylor suggested:

<!ENTITY lsquo CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quote     -->
<!ENTITY rsquo CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quote    -->
<!ENTITY ldquo CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quote     -->
<!ENTITY rdquo CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quote    -->

> This also more closely resembles the standard 
> names of quotedblright, etc.

Which standard would that be?

Generally, entity names have tended to be short, usually less than
8 characters long. Let's stick to that, it saves typing (or are there
other reasons for the 8 character limit?).

Marcus
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