Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:53:45 -0800


Message-Id: <199611300059.QAA14247@armenia.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>,
Cc: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>,
Subject: Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:53:45 -0800

Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> I was there, but don't remember this part of the discussion.
> Defining entity names for things such as "..." may not be that
> bad an idea.

Most if not all of the CP 1252 80-9F entities are named in ISO8879
<ftp://ftp.ifi.uio.no/pub/SGML/ENTITIES/>. MS added &reg, &copy, and
&trade to IE, but not the equally-needed &hellip, &bull, &dagger,
&mdash, &ndash, &lsquo, &rsquo, &ldquo, and &rdquo. Surely these names
could have been added with little effort.

Given entity names, it would be trivial to write filter scripts to
replace the 'bad' numeric references.

David Perrell