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[Bug 12558] New: Support HTML's full set of character entities in SVG

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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:58:51 +0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12558-2017@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12558

           Summary: Support HTML's full set of character entities in SVG
           Product: SVG
           Version: SVG 2.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DTD
        AssignedTo: schepers@w3.org
        ReportedBy: payman@opera.com
         QAContact: www-svg@w3.org


Currently SVG supports only the XML's predefined entities listed in
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-predefined-ent

So if one needs to use an entity other than the aforementioned (e.g. &minus;),
the solutions are:
1. Using the relevant random mess of hex wrapped in punctuators.
2. Fetching the actual character from a character map (not all entities are
readily available using a standard keyboard layout) and specifying
encoding="utf-8".

I think it makes sense to extend the spec and support HTML's full set of
character entities in SVG.

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