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Re: New article for REVIEW: Using character entities and NCRs

From: John NORTHCUT <john.northcut@lycos.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 15:30:36 -0500
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <20050719203036.92EC730E7DF@ws7-1a.us4.outblaze.com>

My comments are editorial in nature.

1) At the beginning, in the question, eliminate the comma.  Make it:  
What are character entities and NCRs and when should I use them?  OR 
BETTER YET -- What are character entities and NCRs?  When should I 
use them?

2) First sentence under WHEN TO USE ESCAPES: change the which to 
that, i.e., There are three character that should always . . .

3) In the paragraph beginning "Escapes can be useful . . . " change 
to tense of choose from CHOSE (past tense) to CHOOSE (present tense).

4) In the paragraph beginning "If your editing tool . . .", put a 
comma after characters and before you, i.e.,  . . . enter needed 
characters, you may also . . . "

5) Further on in this same paragaph -- perhaps the words "makes 
maintenance more difficult" would be better as "makes maintenance 
error-prone".  (Personally, I find it not difficult to enter such 
characters, but I still tend to make some mistakes, hence I suggest 
this alternative wording.)

6) Break the last sentence in this same paragraph into two: " . . . 
enter these characters as characters.  Alternatively, if you only 
need . . .".

7) In the paragraph beginning "A potentially very useful role for 
escapes . . .", I suggest to eliminate the word very -- just make it 
"A potentially useful role for escapes . . .".

I found the document useful and constructive.

John NORTHCUT
LorNor Associates

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: New article for REVIEW: Using character entities and NCRs
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:31:54 +0100

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> Title: Using character entities and NCRs
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-escapes
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> Comments are being sought on this article prior to final release. 
> Please send any comments to www-international@w3.org. We expect to 
> publish a final version in one to two weeks.
> 
> The article aims to answer the question: "What are character 
> entities and NCRs, and when should I use them?"
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> Richard Ishida
> W3C
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