Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Thu Nov 28 1996 - 04:49:46 EST

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:

> Misha Wolf writes:
> > If we are considering Web pages using Windows Code Pages, in which
> > illegal numeric character references have been used for characters
> > in the range 80-9F (decimal 128-159) then there will be no clash
> > with anything in Unicode as these values do not represent characters
> > in Unicode or, for that matter, in ISO 8859-X. A permissive browser
> > will simply map these to the expected characters.
> I just checked, the AMD 3 to 10646 says that C1 is reserved
> for control characters, and thus it cannot be used for graphic
> characters like in CP1251

The HTML DTDs at least since 2.0 officially disallow characters in
this range. So e.g. € is illegal in HTML even if it is defined
in AMD 3. It is therefore possible for a *permissive* browser to
use some guessing to cope with these illegal (in HTML) values.

Regards, Martin.

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