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Re: [author-guide] Character Entity References Chart

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 15:03:38 +0100
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <914848A0-907C-4C0A-AD14-32722F220E3F@googlemail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 20 Jul 2008, at 13:51, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>> Is there a particular reason why this document doesn't even seem  
>>>> to try to be a valid HTML document?
>>> Care to elaborate?  The HTML5 validator only reports a couple of  
>>> errors that are all related to the incorrect use of composing  
>>> characters and not being in NFC.  This is clearly just a result of  
>>> the script I'm using to generate the file not doing anything  
>>> special with those particular character references yet.  But I  
>>> would hardly call that not trying to be valid.
>> How about starting the document with <html>, for instance?
>> ...
> I just realized that it says it is HTML5, so this is probably  
> intentional.

It can be omitted under HTML 4.01, too. The only things that make the  
document non-conforming at the moment are the DOCTYPE, the changes to  
meta, and the changes to style.

> Not sure whether it's a good idea to use HTML5 for things that  
> aren't really experimental...

I guess part of the problem is that HTML 5 adds new entities (the  
MathML ones), which would make it impossible to have as a conforming  
HTML 4.01 file. I assume you intend to add the MathML ones to the  
document, Lachlan?

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Sunday, 20 July 2008 14:04:19 UTC

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