Re: &xnnnn;

Christopher R. Maden (crm@eps.inso.com)
Mon, 12 May 1997 14:37:13 GMT


From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crm@eps.inso.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 14:37:13 GMT
Message-Id: <199705121437.OAA25073@phaser.EBT.COM>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <5406011810051997/A92892/REDMS1/11B554810300*@MHS> (message from Misha Wolf on Sat, 10 May 1997 18:01:06 +0000 (GMT))
Subject: Re: &xnnnn;

[Misha Wolf]
> At the HTML WG meeting, I hope to help sort out the various
> i18n-related errors in Cougar.  This mail deals with one point which
> is a proposal rather than a bug report.
> 
> As:
> 
> 1.  the Cougar document character set is ISO 10646/Unicode, and
> 
> 2.  that standard uses a hexadecimal character numbering scheme, and
> 
> 3.  not many people are good at doing hexadecimal-to-decimal conversion in 
>     their heads,
> 
> it would be helpful to allow hex NCRs.  It would be best to follow
> the XML syntax for this and follow the "&" with an "x".  All of
> these represent the same character:
> 
>    A
> 
>    &65;
> 
>    &x41;  

XML also dealt with this issue; as a result, a proposed technical
corrigendum to SGML is being considered this week to allow references
of the form &#Xhhhh; to refer to hexadecimal character numbers.  HTML
should permit whatever format is finalized in the SGML TC.

-Chris
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