Re: &pos; in HTML

Subject: Re: &pos; in HTML
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:25:35 +0000

Yes. &apos; in HTML will fail in Internet Explorer 6/7/8, in a rare case of IE being penalized for following the standard. And setting an XHTML doctype won't work either, as it has problems with documents sent from the server as MIME type application/xhtml+xml, and sending them as type text/html kicks IE7/8 into HTML rendering mode.

Best to just use &#39;

On 06.03.2012 18:51, Robert Lauriston wrote:

Technically, &pos; is in XHTML but not in HTML, and
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/# says to use &#39; instead.

As a practical matter, is this actually unsupported by any common
browser? http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp says (without
citation) "HTML and XHTML processors must support" it.

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