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Re: [author-guide] Character Entity References Chart

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:59:51 +0300
Message-Id: <911E5817-8ADF-4209-919C-BCCC75B7839A@iki.fi>
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

On Jul 22, 2008, at 10:56, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> * It would break compatibility with existing content (IIRC MIT  
> courseware, for example) that refers to a DTD that is not namespace- 
> well-formed (i.e. has colons in PI targets).

Here's a page from MIT:

Not loading DTDs:


Loading DTDs (and overriding the server-set "authoritative" Content- 
Type for them...):


Spec reference:

(It seems that processors, strictly speaking, aren't required to treat  
violations of Namespaces as fatal, but doing so is off-the-shelf  
behavior in this case--not something I programmed to make a point.)

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 11:00:34 UTC

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