[rfc-i] draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Jul 24 09:34:55 PDT 2012

But XHTML comes with an easy/automatic way to get the standard HTML
entities, right?  I can’t imagine anything with “HTML” in the name where
you can’t use things like — and à  -T

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>wrote:

> On 2012-07-24 03:23, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>> On 2012/07/24 0:54, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> On 2012-07-23 17:44, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>>  Of course, I misunderstood Julian's point, which upon re-reading was
>>>> clear. The tooling that is used to pretty-print needs to know which
>>>> character references to emit syntactically. I think &nbsp; is probably
>>>> nice, since some other processing tools silently switch U+00A0 to
>>>> U+0020.
>>>> &lt;, &gt;, &amp;, &quot;, and &apos; are probably important. Everything
>>>> else, I'd recommend against, but am open to suggestion.
>>> &nbsp; is a bit tricky as it is not predefined, thus you'll need a more
>>> complex doctype.
>> Where exactly is it not predefined? HTML4 includes a full set of
>> character entities for Latin-1, see
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/**sgml/entities.html<http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/entities.html>.
>> I couldn't imagine that
>> some of these were abandoned in HTML5. XML is a different story of
>> course, but here we are talking about HTML, no?
> No. As far as I can tell, we're discussing XHTML.
> Best regards, Julian
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