[whatwg] Entity parsing

Aside: I know that it can be changed but "iuml" is a very unfortunate name
for "i tr?ma".  How about deprecating "iuml" in favor of "itrema"?

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Simon Pieters
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 8:49 AM
To: Ian Hickson; Oistein E. Andersen
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Entity parsing

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:05:05 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Sun, 5 Nov 2006, ?istein E. Andersen wrote:
>> From section Tokenising entities:
>> >  For some entities, UAs require a semicolon, for others they don't.
>> This applies to IE.
>> FWIW, the entities not requiring a semicolon are the ones encoding
>> Latin-1 characters, the other HTML 3.2 entities (&amp, &gt and &lt), as
>> well as &quot and the uppercase variants (&AMP, &COPY, &GT, &LT, &QUOT
>> and &REG). [...]
> I've defined the parsing and conformance requirements in a way that
> matches IE. As a side-effect, this has made things like "na&iumlve"
> actually conforming. I don't know if we want this.

Firefox, Opera and Safari treat "na&iumlve" as equivalent to  
"na&amp;iumlve". So for compat with them, the semicolon should be made  

Simon Pieters

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