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Re: Using • for bullets.

From: Etienne MIRET <elimerl@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 12:09:28 +0200
To: "John F. Collins" <jfca@jfc3.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1247134168.3366.17.camel@stag-846-09>
Please not that character entity within an HTML document refers to
unicode codepoints no matter what is the document's encoding. Thus, the
character entity "&#149;" refers to U+0095 which is a control character
for "MESSAGE WAITING", definitely not a bullet.

The correct entity for a bullet is "&#x2002;", or "&#8226;" in decimal.

I have no idea why "&#149;" was accepted within an XHTML document, but
it was correctly rejected within HTML.


Etienne Miret
Received on Thursday, 9 July 2009 10:10:24 UTC

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