Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

From: David Perrell (
Date: Fri Nov 29 1996 - 19:53:45 EST

Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> I was there, but don't remember this part of the discussion.
> Defining entity names for things such as "..." may not be that
> bad an idea.

Most if not all of the CP 1252 80-9F entities are named in ISO8879
<>. MS added &reg, &copy, and
&trade to IE, but not the equally-needed &hellip, &bull, &dagger,
&mdash, &ndash, &lsquo, &rsquo, &ldquo, and &rdquo. Surely these names
could have been added with little effort.

Given entity names, it would be trivial to write filter scripts to
replace the 'bad' numeric references.

David Perrell

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