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[whatwg] Quoted (') and (") appear as ('''') and (''''')

From: Řistein E. Andersen <liszt@coq.no>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:23:06 +0100
Message-ID: <471B7E36-97A6-4FC3-A6BA-068B3E5A8229@coq.no>
Printable Unicode characters are referred to in at least five  
different ways:
	U+003D EQUALS SIGN (<code title="">=</code>)
	U+003D EQUALS SIGN ("<code title="">=</code>")
	U+003D EQUALS SIGN character (=)
	U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS ("-")

Printable ASCII-characters are usually referred to as follows:
	0x3D (ASCII '=')

The ideal solution would of course be to make this fully consistent ?  
e.g., by using the style U+... (<code>...</code>) for Unicode all the  
time and perhaps also 0x... (ASCII <code>...</code>) for ASCII.

Failing that, "'" and '"' (two occurrences of each, excluding an  
unrelated unproblematic instance inside a script) should be changed  
since they appear confusingly as ''''' and '''' in a sans-serif  

?istein E. Andersen
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 13:23:06 UTC

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