[whatwg] Character/Entity Reference Syntax Support

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sat Nov 26 02:34:32 PST 2005

On Oct 16, 2005, at 04:32, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> It seems that IE doesn't support omitting the REFC for any hex  
> character reference and only supports omitting it for ISO-8859-1  
> entities plus &amp, &lt, &gt and &quot from the markup significant  
> category.  IE doesn't support &apos either, but it's not defined in  
> HTML4 anyway.

I have suggested that conforming documents be required to use the  
semicolon in all cases. That way conformance checkers could enforce  
maximum compatibility.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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