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 19:32:46 +0000

WCSchools is wrong on this count, and wrong on a lot of others, too (see www.w3fools.com). I would be very wary of using it as a resource. Actually, correction - I'd avoid it like the plague.

Instead, use the W3C's comprehensive spec materials. The official character reference is here - http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/entities.html - and &apos; isn't on it.

On 06.03.2012 19:16, Fred Ridder wrote:

At the risk of being berated for stating the obvious, &pos; is
actually unsupported by all common browsers (i.e., not supported by
any browser that I'm aware of) because that's not the correct name for
the entity. The correct name for the entity is &apos;

And &apos; certainly is part of HTML according to
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp because the apostrophe
is a reserved character in HTML.

-FR


Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:51:32 -0800
Subject: &pos; in HTML
From: robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com

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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