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Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:53:45 -0800
Message-Id: <199611300059.QAA14247@armenia.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, "Misha Wolf" <MISHA.WOLF@reuters.com>
Cc: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>, "www-international" <www-international@w3.org>, "Unicode" <unicode@unicode.org>
Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> I was there, but don't remember this part of the discussion.
> Defining entity names for things such as "..." may not be that
> bad an idea.

Most if not all of the CP 1252 80-9F entities are named in ISO8879
<ftp://ftp.ifi.uio.no/pub/SGML/ENTITIES/>. MS added &reg, &copy, and
&trade to IE, but not the equally-needed &hellip, &bull, &dagger,
&mdash, &ndash, &lsquo, &rsquo, &ldquo, and &rdquo. Surely these names
could have been added with little effort.

Given entity names, it would be trivial to write filter scripts to
replace the 'bad' numeric references.

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 29 November 1996 20:14:43 UTC

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