Dashes (Was: Wish List for New Spec)

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Wed, 27 Dec 1995 23:00:49 PST

> ++ Me, I still can't believe there's no support for a real dash ("em dash") in
> ++ HTML. How can this be?
> ++
> Quoting the 28/3/95 HTML 3.0 draft, section Special Characters,
> subsection Hyphen:
> The character entities &endash; and &emdash; denote dash marks with
> the same widths as the   and   entities respectively.

And from the same document, the DTD lists:

<!ENTITY mdash SDATA "[mdash ]" -- em dash -->
<!ENTITY ndash SDATA "[ndash ]" -- en dash (1/2-em) -->

So which spelling is correct?