[whatwg] HTML5 named entity ≫ and ≪

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Dec 14 11:55:51 PST 2011

On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:40:04 +0100, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela at cs.tut.fi>  
> The whole idea of extending the repertoire is wrong. We have lived with  
> a certain set of entity references (now being renamed “named character  
> references”), widely supported by browsers, except possibly in XHTML  
> mode. Authors who need other characters can enter them as such, using  
> UTF-8 (which is being favored, is it not?) or using numeric character  
> references.

Personally, I like named entities, I use them all the time to get the  
correct Unicode code point (e.g. data:text/html,·). That is often  
faster than looking the character up somehow.

Anne van Kesteren

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