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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 12:10:51 +1000
Message-ID: <4632AD2B.4050506@lachy.id.au>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> In reality, that's not going to happen.  One of the design principles 
>> for the new HTMLWG is Don't Break the Web.  Introducing new entity 
>> references, or any new feature for that matter, that has a significant 
> You haven't covered backward compatibility.

In what way exactly?

> A recent example on the Lynx mailing list
> <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lynx-dev/2007-03/msg00066.html>

I'm not exactly sure what that post has to do with entity references.

> resulted from someone using an entity known to Lynx but not to
> the popular browsers (&par;).

&par; was not mentioned anywhere in that email, but if Lynx supports 
entity references that are not defined in HTML4, and not supported by 
any other browser either, that's a bug in Lynx.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 28 April 2007 02:11:05 UTC

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