[whatwg] ' in text/html
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jun 11 13:34:32 PDT 2007
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > >
> > > Should "'" be a valid charater reference in text/html? If not,
> > > what would be correct error handling?
> > I went with making it valid, since it's valid in XML.
> That's problematic, because allowing it as a conforming entity reference
> does not add any expressiveness to the language but makes conformance
> checking less useful as an authoring aid (because ' fails in IE and
> such failure could be trivially avoided).
True, but I think having the predefined XML entities be a subset of the
HTML ones on the long term is better, even if it does cause short-term
> I think I'm going to emit a warning even if ' is conforming.
That seems reasonable.
> I am uncomfortable with <, >, &, " and © on
> aesthetic grounds, but at least they work interoperably.
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