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Subject: Re: Small Bugs in ISO Characters in HTML Spec?
From: "John C. Mallery" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 10 Jan 95 03:29:39 EST
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    Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:17 EST
    From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <[log in to unmask]>


    Preface: I'm a minimalist. All these nit editing bugs in COMPLETELY
    REDUNDANT parts of the HTML document are getting me down.

At least someone else is finding them for you.  Cheer up! :-)

    In message <[log in to unmask]>, John C. Mallery writes
    :
    >on page 46, &#94; is not listed.  Should this be the character "^" ?

    Yes, per ISO-646-IRV, character 94 is '^'. 

Do you happen to have the correct description string for it?

    If we just cited that
    as a normative reference, we wouldn't have to maintain this stuff.
    But we do...

Yup, if people are implementing out of the spec you do.

    >on page 48, &#227; and &#228; have the same description string.
    >It would be better if there were differences in in these strings
    >so that programs can create standardized terms from them within
    >implementations.

    Again, this comes straing from ISO8559-1. Well.. the description
    strings come from 
    "ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Added Latin 1//EN"

    But my copy at

    http://www.hal.com/~connolly/html-spec/ISOlat1.sgml

    reads:

    <!ENTITY atilde CDATA "&#227;" -- small a, tilde -->
    <!ENTITY auml   CDATA "&#228;" -- small a, dieresis or umlaut mark -->

    so page 48 is wrong, I guess.

229 is wrong as well.  It should be:

  ((229 "aring")    "Small a, ring")

Keyboard macros make the spec into code pretty fast.

I hope the case sensitivity is right (boy do I hate case sensitivity).



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