⟨ and ⟩ entities


There is an effort underway (coordinated by David Carlisle) to create a 
homogeneous set of entity names across vocabularies:


There are two entities in this group, ⟨ and ⟩, which for 
historical reasons and compatibility with HTML4 are currently mapped to 
characters that have a canonical mapping to CJK fullwidth characters 
(U+2329 and U+232A, mapping to U+3008 and U+3009). As part of the HTML5 
work, the HTML5 spec was updated to map these two entities to more 
appropriate characters (U+27E8 and U+27E9).

Will XHTML2 have entities? If so, have you any opinion on whether ⟨ 
or ⟩ should be part of the XHTML2 set of entities, and what values 
they should have? Any input would be very helpful, so that we can keep 
these entities with a consistent meaning across any language that uses 
entity names.

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

Received on Monday, 7 April 2008 01:32:34 UTC