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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 01:31:54 -0700
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>, www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <BAB7BB83.D0A%ewexler@stickdog.com>

Ernest Cline wrote to <mailto:www-html@w3.org> on 2003-04-06 21:24 in ""
(<mid:3E90C548.28027.FA7363@localhost>):

> One might argue that an agent that doesn't know
> that &ps; should be replaced by U+2029 wouldn't know that &ps; is white
> space, but the same problem applies to the existing entities &nbsp;,
> &ensp;, &emsp;, &thinsp;, and &zwnj;.

&zwnj; refers to U+200C, zero width non-joiner, which is a formatting
character (general category Cf), not white space.

> it does not 
> make sense to have use a non-named entity put to such use.

All entities in XML are named. References of the form &#8233; are character
references, not entity references. That aside, I don't understand why a
character reference and an entity reference that resolve to the same
character would be of differing utility.

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Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>.
Rock me, Joseph Alberto Santiago.
Received on Tuesday, 8 April 2003 04:34:17 GMT

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