[whatwg] Parsing entities

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 14 13:24:54 PDT 2006

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
> I guess that for compat with IE and the Web[1] we have to treat 
> "R&eacutesum&eacute" as if it were "Résumé". So how do we 
> handle "¬i;"? When the parser has come as far as "&not" it can't 
> return U+00AC yet because it could well be "∉". But when it has 
> reached "¬i;" then it can't be "∉", thus it returns U+00AC, but 
> then you also have to reparse the "i;", right? Unless I'm mistaken the 
> spec doesn't say anything about that.

Section "Tokenising entities", under "Anything else", covers this: 
"Consume the maximum number of characters possible, with the consumed 
characters case-sensitively matching one of the identifiers in the first 
column of the entities table".

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