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Re: Can we have the "type" and "encoding" options back?

From: Einar Westermann <einar.westermann@online.no>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 18:24:35 +0100
Message-ID: <3DE4FFD3.3736E290@online.no>
CC: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>

Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> 
> >> - Is it really necessary to use the &ldquo; and &rdquo; entities?
> >> Some old browsers are not happy with them. Wouldn't simple double
> >> quotes do?
> 
> > More seriously; what specific browsers have trouble with them
> 
> Netscape 4.7 (I know that this is not a state-of-the-art browser, but
> it is still running here on many of our Linux systems.)
> 
> > and how does this "trouble" manifest itself?
> 
> It will display the entities verbatim as "&ldquo;" and "&rdquo;".
> Of course it is the browser that is to blame, but on the other hand
> you wouldn't lose much by using simple double quotes.

With Netscape 4.7 "&#8220;" and "&#8221;" work much better than
"&ldquo;" and "&rdquo;".

Einar Westermann
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2002 12:24:47 GMT

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