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Re: [Lynx-dev] Accept types (

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Accept types (
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 07:26:50 +0000 (GMT)

> © or & or ... -- you know, entities.

These require a DTD.  If the document is anything except HTML or an SGML
or XML language, they have no meaning except for the literal sequence
of characters.  If they are XML only four values are defined, without
the browser knowing or parsing the DTD.  There is one school of thought
that says that, as browsers are not generally validating parsers, that
only those four may be safely used in XHTML.  There are none pre-defined
for SGML and without the specification file, you don't even know what
character set numerical entities refer to.

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