Re: Euro currency sign

Rob (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:31:25 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:31:25 -0500
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Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

On 15 Oct 97, Carrasco Benitez Manuel <> 

> [..]
> An entity should be included in HTML for the euro.  It is proposed:
>                    &euro;

Hey, why not an entity name for every possible currency sign? Heck, add 
religious symbols and national flags too. Yuck!

Seriously, at this stage in HTML's development adding new entities is a 
messy proposition.

Adding some type of general entity or element that takes into account a 
document's language and region and formats the currency, thousanth 
markers and decimals would be a nice idea... if you could travel back in 
time to amend the original HTML draft. It's a bit late to add something 
like that as well.