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FW: Ampersands in text

From: Allen Comer <allen.comer@entropic.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 19:40:09 -0400
Message-ID: <F18326290662D211921B00105A29876781E0@sheik.entropic.com>
To: "'www-lib@w3.org'" <www-lib@w3.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Comer 
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 1999 7:38 PM
To: 'Rick Kwan'
Subject: RE: Ampersands in text

Raffaele and Rick,

Thanks for your replies.  If I get a chance soon (right now I'm under
the gun with a short-fuse deadline) I'll look at SGML.c and attempt to
handle the isolated "&" case.  

> Ampersand is represented by "&amp;".  So in HTML text,
> "Bill & Hilary" becomes "Bill &amp; Hilary".  Is this unacceptable?
> (Other goodies, "<" is "&lt;", ">" is "&gt;".)

If only I had control over the source document.  Unfortunately, the HTML
that I'm processing is not my own and the authors seem to violate HTML
convention quite often.


Allen C.
Received on Thursday, 17 June 1999 19:46:02 UTC

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