Re: pre-HTML5 and the BOM

From: Martin J. Dürst <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:49:47 +0900

On 2012/07/17 17:22, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> And an argument was put forward in the WHATWG mailinglist
> earlier tis year/end of previous year, that a page with strict ASCII
> characters inside could still contain character entities/references for
> characters outside ASCII.

Of course they can. That's the whole point of using numeric character
references. I'm rather surprised that this was even discussed in the
context of HTML5.

> For instance, early on in 'the Web', some
> appeared to think that all non-ASCII had to be represented as entities.

Yes indeed. There's still some such stuff around. It's mostly
unnecessary, but it doesn't hurt.

Regards, Martin.
Received on Tue Jul 17 2012 - 04:51:21 CDT

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