[whatwg] HTML5 named entity ≫ and ≪
mikesamuel at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 09:18:30 PST 2011
The table in section 12.5 (
> GT; U+0003E >
> Gt; U+0226B ≫
> gt; U+0003E >
> GT U+0003E >
> gt U+0003E >
which I believe means that ">", ">",">", and ">" all encode
">" but "≫" encodes U+226B MUCH GREATER-THAN.
http://svn.whatwg.org/webapps/entities-unicode.inc includes these but
the entities-legacy.inc does not.
> Lt; U+0226A ≪
This is a potential source of confusion for naive HTML entity decoders
fall-back to case-insensitive matching when there is no mapping for a
given entity name.
MathML already has other succinct mappings for U+226A (≪) and
U+226B (≫). Could HTML5 avoid confusion by deprecating ≪ and
≫ in favor of ≪ and ≫ or remove them entirely?
shows four files using "≫", 2 of which treat it as synonymous with ">".
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