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[Bug 19718] Missing Named Character References

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Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:19:34 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19718

--- Comment #7 from Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > The current spec actually does not require parsers to recognize
> > semicolon-less "&dollar" and "&minus" as special in any way, and they are
> > not errors, so the  actual per-spec behavior for them it to report nothing
> > at all.
> 
> Them not being errors seems unfortunate. Is that an accident or by design in
> response to feedback to paper over unescaped ampersands in href?

In response to the href case, I think. See the discussion over at bug 19102

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