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[Bug 13108] Add &zwsp; as named character reference for zero width space (U+200B)

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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:41:22 +0000
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--- Comment #5 from David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> 2011-07-26 08:41:21 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> This is basically up to the people maintaining unicode.xml.

Which is basically me:-)

> The spec generator
> script just generates the list of named char refs from that automatically.

The Math WG has traditionally tried very hard not to add any new names (or
remove any old ones) and almost certainly if a request had come for this name
to the Math WG as a comment on MathML or the XML Entities specs then it would
have been rejected on those grounds.

Not adding any new names would still be our preference, however having finally
achieved a consistent set of entity names across html and xml languages,
maintaining that consistency is important and we recognise that the HTML user
base is somewhat larger than MathML's so  we would not block any requests for
change if instructed by the HTML WG.

I don't think I can change the status of this report under the HTML WG
policies, but I'd suggest that it be closed as won't fix, with the usual note
that it can be raised as an issue and re-opened if that is thought necessary.

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