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RE: Off Topic -- Hard hyphen?

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 11:11:15 +0900
Message-Id: <199912160305.MAA28204@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net" <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>
Cc: "McDonald, Ira"<imcdonald@sharplabs.com>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:13 1999/12/15 -0500, Bruce Bailey wrote:
> 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?

The correct, though not (yet) registered, value is windows-1252
in this case. But this does not make &#146; legal in the file,
it only makes a byte value of decimal 146 legal.

> &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.

Do you want to say that the W3C validator does not complain about
&#146;? In that case, it has to be fixed!

Regards,   Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium
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Received on Thursday, 16 December 1999 00:13:45 UTC

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