Re: Question regarding HTML 4.0 &#x??; syntax

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Fri Jul 18 1997 - 13:59:50 EDT

Misha Wolf writes:

> All numeric character references (NCRs), whether decimal or hexadecimal, are
> resolved in relation to the HTML "document character set", which is Unicode.
> The actual "charset" used for a page has *no effect* on the resolution of NCRs.
> Older browsers from the big two vendors used to get this wrong. No browser
> that implements hexadecimal NCRs should get it wrong, as this is a brand new
> feature in HTML 4.0 and is clearly defined to refer to the "document character
> set" (ie Unicode).

well, mor precisely ISO/IEC 10646 UCS-4.


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