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Re: Validator choking on ™ (TM)

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 00:32:00 -0500 (EST)
To: Bob Rosenberg <webmaster@rockmug.org>
cc: WWW Validator List <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0112310026260.2538-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Bob Rosenberg wrote:

> ... 0" ALT="Made with GoLive&#153;"></a></font></b></p>
>                                   ^
> Warning: reference to non-SGML character
> Questions:
> Would I be better off claiming to be Windows-1252 to make this
> C1-area Codepoint Valid?

No.  &#153; is undefined regardless of the character encoding.

> If I stay defined as ISO-8859-1 can I replace the &#153; with the
> correct UniCode Codepoint for TM.

Yes, you can use &#8482; for the trade mark sign.  &#ddd; always refers to
Unicode, regardless of the character encoding.

> Will doing either cause any browser display problems (due to not
> understanding Windows-1252 or the 4-digit UniCode Codepoint)?

Yes, but &#153; may cause browser display problems as well.

> The primary audience for this site is Macintosh Users using Nav4 or
> 6, and IE3/4/5 (IE mostly IE5).

I believe that all of those, with the probable exception of IE3, will
handle &#8482;.

Liam Quinn
Received on Monday, 31 December 2001 00:32:03 UTC

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