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RE: No specification for querystrings and fragment identifiers

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:19:35 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3E79@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Liam Quinn [SMTP:liam@htmlhelp.com]
> It does for attribute values.  See
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.2>.
	That's what the HTML spec says, but it is not
	authorative.  To get an authorative specification
	you need to *buy* the ISO standard for SGML.  All I have
	to go on at the moment is "Practical SGML", 2nd edition,
	by Eric van Herwijnen (ISBN 0-9923-9434-8) which
	distinguishes between RCDATA, where entity references
	are supported, and CDATA, where makup is ignored.  The
	issue amounts to whether or not entity references is
	limited to phrases and whether markup excludes character
	entities.  It is also possible that the book fails to
	explain different rules for attribute values.
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