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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:53:50 -0700
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <653D8F34-DAA4-4BD9-B497-F70044D9D745@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

On Oct 31, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> I've not seen good, technical reasons for this move. In this thread,
> I've read that browser companies have enabled named entity handing
> because of compatibility bugs, even though the bugs were, technically,
> invalid. I've read that since this is what has happened in the past,
> seemingly we'll have to support it in the future. And lastly, since
> some browsers have implemented this approach, HTML5 should make it all
> OK.

I pretty much agree with your summary. Except that I think what you  
described *is* a good technical reason for making a change to the spec.


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