[whatwg] Entity parsing

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Mon Jun 25 23:49:08 PDT 2007

The difference between I.2 and I.3 is that I.2 is in English and I.3 is in
French.  Internet Explorer apparently chose to support English natively
while SGML preferred remaining language-agnostic.

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Oistein E. Andersen
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Entity parsing

On 25 Jun 2007, at 8:28AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

    2) only IE expands
            fianc&eacutee (390), caf&eacutes (1,460), na&iumlve (716)
                IE (correct): fiancée, cafés, naive
                SGML (incorrect): fianc&eacutee, caf&eacutes, na&iumlve

    3) neither expands
            &oeliguvre (719), c&oeligur (3,720)
                both (incorrect): &oeliguvre, c&oeligur
                intended: ouvre, cour

It is also interesting to notice that reasonably common words belonging to
I.2), which are handled by IE, are apparently no more frequent than words
from I.3),
which no (popular) current browser handles correctly.

I am looking forward to seeing more extensive research on this.

Oistein E. Andersen

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