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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 18:41:34 +0100
To: "'Frank Ellermann'" <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050805174132.09F354F3BA@homer.w3.org>

Frank,

Thank you for your comments. See inline...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Frank Ellermann
> Sent: 20 July 2005 04:59
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New article for REVIEW: Using character entities and NCRs
> 
> 
> Richard Ishida wrote:
>  
> > We expect to publish a final version in one to two weeks.
> 
> It's quite nice, but doesn't directly address the two or 
> three backwards compatibility issues: 
> 
> 1 - &apos; doesn't work everywhere, XHTML 1.0 C.16 recommends
>     to use &#39; - for "visible with any browser" extremists
>     (= me) even &#160; is "better" than &nbsp; (or &#xA0;)

Good point !  Added.

> 
> 2 - hex. NCRs don't work everywhere, that's less important for
>     almost all NCRs, but for some "known" cases it could make
>     sense to use decimal NCRs.

Added a note to that effect.

> 
> 3 - avoiding NCRs in mostly US-ASCII / Latin-1 / windows-1252
>     documents by switching to UTF-8 is not backwards compatible
>     and therefore not always the best choice.

True, but not the subject of this faq.

Thanks,
RI

> 
> (2) and (3) are direct conflicts with Charmod, that shouldn't 
> be the last link near the end, but the first link at the top.
> 
> Or better use Charmod as both first and last link.  Bye, Frank

> 
> 
> 
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