Re: Wish List for New Spec

BearHeart / Bill Weinman (
Fri, 29 Dec 95 12:55 CST

>At least French, German and English all use different symbols for quotation
>marks, but the abstract idea is the same -- there is an opening quote and a
>close quote. Elsewhere it was pointed out that quotes nest differently in
>British and American English. All of these seem to me to be excellent
>arguments to use markup instead of entities. With markup, the same
>convention would be used across languages, but with entities, different
>entitities will be needed in each language.

I could just as easily use the same argument to support entities
over markup--and in fact that's how the argument resolves to me.

The better solution is to have both available.

* BearHeart / Bill Weinman
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