[whatwg] Character/Entity Reference Syntax Support
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Mar 10 16:20:03 PST 2006
On Sun, 16 Oct 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> I wrote a test page  to test the support for the syntax of hex and
> numeric character refernces and entity references using all character
> references defined in HTML4. It tests each with and without the REFC
> delimiter (;).
> 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
> &, <, > and " from the markup significant category. IE
> doesn't support &apos either, but it's not defined in HTML4 anyway.
> Firefox and Opera support all of them just fine with or without the
I decided to go with the more sane Firefox/Opera model for parsing, but
made the semicolon required (parse error if it is omitted).
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http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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