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[Bug 12558] Support HTML's full set of character entities in SVG

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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:27:30 +0000
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Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |chris@w3.org
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> 2012-01-10 23:27:29 UTC ---
Discussed at SVG f2f Manly, Jan 2012. Scope is greater than SVG; we don't want
an SVG specific XML parsing mode or to break existing XML workflows. The HTML
entity set is fairly small, with poor Unicode coverage; in general people will
need to type the characters needed. 

For specific entities,the internal DTD subset is always available (and may be
quite useful for nbsp, znj,zwnj and suchlike non-visible characters).

It is possible that later work (such as XML5) will solve this and if so, SVG
could benefit from that in the future.


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