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Re: SM

From: Alan G. Isaac <aisaac@american.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 00:47:06 -0400
Message-ID: <3912524A.E63B7B45@american.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi wrote:

> Remember that those entities are _only_ symbolic names for
> constants (so to say). You can just use the numeric references.

I must be missing the point here.
Why isn't this like suggesting to a LaTeX user that they could
``just'' use the TeX tables to enter special characters rather
than the symbolic names?
Would such a suggestion ever be offered by anyone who
actually thought they were talking to a *user* of LaTeX,
in the sense of someone who writes and reads the ASCII files?
(As opposed to, say, an interface designer or the user of
an interface to LaTeX.)
I'm just a user: character entity references are great.

--Alan Isaac
Received on Friday, 5 May 2000 17:48:03 GMT

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