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Re: Character Entity Reference for Single Quote.

From: Russell O'Connor <roconnor@math.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:23:30 -0800 (PST)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
cc: Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.demon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.31.0101251614210.2236-100000@pub-708c-7>
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Tim Bagot wrote:

> This is incorrect. Numeric character references refer to ISO 10646 (which
> conveniently corresponds to ISO 8859-1 for the first 256 characters)
> whatever the document's character encoding, and have done since at least
> HTML 2.0. Some browsers were (are?) somewhat broken in this respect, but I
> would be very surprised indeed by the existence of one that broke on ASCII
> characters.

Actually, Numeric character references refering to ISO 10646 only began
with HTML 4.0.  But who's counting.

For HTML 2.0, and HTML 3.2, the first 128 characters (0-127) refered to
ISO 646, and the last 128 characters (128-255) refered to ECMA-94 Right
Part of Latin Alphabet Nr. 1. ... Well something like that.

Russell O'Connor
``Paradoxically, a refusal to `put a monetary value on life' means that
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