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RE: Using Entity References in XSL Templates

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 10:29:05 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10001240954500.13550-100000@mail.q2.net>


On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> At 06:28a -0500 01/24/00, Arjun Ray wrote:
> >On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Mike Brown wrote:

> > > ... but &#160; is simply character number 160 in the character set 
> > > of the document encoding,
> >
> >Oops.  Not at all.  Absolutely not.  The encoding has absolutely nothing,
> >repeat **NOTHING** to do with this.
> 
> Buggy browsers notwithstanding. ;)  

Heh.  Though, IINM, the bogosity - character references as points in the
character encoding - started with Internet Assistant.  The usual story
about RTFM-challenged programmers.  (Btw, in the original release of the
Mozilla source code, support for the bogosity is a compile-time option.)

> [...] once Lynx supported &nbsp; I switched to using that because it
> was more reliable.

The basic argument for &nbsp; is portability.  (Using character references
makes unnecessary assumptions about the document character set.)


Arjun
Received on Monday, 24 January 2000 10:21:19 GMT

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