Re: Reference to non-SGML character Error Message

On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Bob Rosenberg wrote:

> What CHARSET did you declare (or default to) in your META tag? If it
> was ISO-8859-1 then the codes in the 128-159 codepoint range are
> INVALID and should either be coded using &name; entries (such as
> “) or as their Unicode Codepoint equivalents (&#8016/17/20/21;
> for the "curly quotes" if I remember correctly).
> If you DO claim to be WIN-1252 then (at least in theory) the
> Validator is in error since the use of the 129-159 codepoints are
> VALID since they represent valid glyphs in that character-set.

No, that's not true. &#ddd; always refers to the Unicode code point,
regardless of the Content-Type's charset parameter.

Liam Quinn

Received on Monday, 1 July 2002 00:54:22 UTC