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RE: Off Topic -- Hard hyphen?

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 10:13:09 -0500
Message-ID: <01BF46E6.8E2D0240.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Martin J. Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>, "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald@sharplabs.com>
Cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Let me ask this again,

My pages now contain a line like
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
This is a lie, since I insist of using the forbidden &#146/7/8; characters. 
 Is there another charset value I could use that would make everything 
legal and valid?

&8217; &8220/1; don't work with the 3x browsers.  I have a LOT more Win 3x 
users I am writing for and NO unix users that I know of.  I have no plans 
of changing my practices until either (A) Navigator starts supporting 
&l/rd/squo; or (B) the W3C validator starts invalidating about my code.

Bruce Bailey

On Wednesday, December 15, 1999 12:18 AM, Martin J. Duerst 
[SMTP:duerst@w3.org] wrote:
> Of course the non-breaking hyphen is the correct thing to use.
> For quotes, never use &#147; and &#148;, this is not correct
> HTML at all. The numbers in &#...; constructs refer to Unicode,
> and Unicode does not have any characters at these positions.
> Please see http://www.w3.org/TR/html40/sgml/entities.html#h-24.4.1
> and use any of:
> <!ENTITY lsquo   CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quotation mark,
>                                                 U+2018 ISOnum -->
> <!ENTITY rsquo   CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quotation mark,
>                                                 U+2019 ISOnum -->
> <!ENTITY sbquo   CDATA "&#8218;" -- single low-9 quotation mark, U+201A 
NEW -->
> <!ENTITY ldquo   CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quotation mark,
>                                                 U+201C ISOnum -->
> <!ENTITY rdquo   CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quotation mark,
>                                                 U+201D ISOnum -->
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