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Re: accented characters, etc.

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 22:55:14 -0800
Message-ID: <384B5DD2.2C98107B@eng.sun.com>
To: Karlsson Kent - keka <keka@im.se>
CC: www-html@w3.org
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> Karlsson Kent - keka wrote:
>
> To be nitpicking: [...]

I didn't consider your reply nitpicking at all, simply a well written
clarification of my rather general comments. Thanks.

> PS
> Regarding HTML character entities: Please instead use the proper
> characters directly whenever possible.  NCRs and named characters
> should be used ONLY when you cannot express the proper character
> directy in the encoding used for the document.  So if the document is
> in UTF-8 you never really need any NCRs or named character entities.

Of course, the predominant reason why people might use either NCRs or
named character entities is because their input tools do not allow
direct insertion of the desired characters (ie., there is no keyboard
mapping, the repertoire is enormous, the numeric range is beyond the
ability of their OS to represent it, etc.)

Murray

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Received on Monday, 6 December 1999 01:54:26 GMT

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