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Re: Reference to non-SGML character Error Message

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:59:51 +0100 (BST)
To: <richard.t.kennedy@boeing.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020629225317.P604-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

> (#146;, etc)

> I'm not exactly sure why that is technically invalid

See for example the HTML FAQs at htmlhelp.org.  Or google for the subject.

> 	 but I am not aware of
> any browsers that have a problem with it.

Problem with what?  It's undefined.  In practice, you'll see one character
in Windows browsers, an entirely different character in RiscOS browsers,
and typically (and more correctly) nothing at all in Unix browsers -
unless they're configured to be bug-compatible with something else.

Nick Kew

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Received on Sunday, 30 June 2002 01:26:48 UTC

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