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From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 13:49:58 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9703201349.ZM5400@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Francois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>, Jesus Alberto Andrade <jalberto@p53.cancer.med.umich.edu>, www-international@w3.org
On Mar 19,  8:16pm, Francois Yergeau wrote:

> If you insist.  The entity name is &iquest;, introduced in RFC 2070

Actually it was first introduced into HTML by RFC 1866 (although not
normatively) which in turn copied it from the ISOnum entity set.

> and possibly not supported by all browsers.

True, though they have had many web-years of warning and have no excuse

>  The real  character is safer, IMHO.

This is certainly true, for those who are able to type it directly.
For those who are not, &#191; is also universally supported if less
memorable than &iquest;

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