Re: True quotes

Ka-Ping Yee (kpyee@aw.sgi.com)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:14:54 +0900


Message-Id: <31EEFDAE.1CFB@aw.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:14:54 +0900
From: Ka-Ping Yee <kpyee@aw.sgi.com>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: True quotes

David Perrell wrote:
> 
> Here are shortened entities with "quo" taking precedence:
> 
> <!ENTITY quodl CDATA "&#8220;" -- quote, double left     -->
> <!ENTITY quodr CDATA "&#8221;" -- quote, double right    -->
> <!ENTITY quol CDATA "&#8216;" -- quote, left     -->
> <!ENTITY quor CDATA "&#8217;" -- quote, right    -->

I really have to agree that this is much more sensible.  Yet
it would be bad to change all the SGML entity names.

Argh!  "lsquo" et al. are silly choices for entity names.
Are they engraved in stone?


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