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Bug 11507 - entities reference too broad
Summary: entities reference too broad
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael[tm] Smith
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-09 15:07 UTC by David Carlisle
Modified: 2010-12-18 02:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description David Carlisle 2010-12-09 15:07:24 UTC


One of the entity names defined in [XML Entities], using the same case.

but the XML entities spec lists several ISO entity sets not included in HTML or MathML, at least: ISOGRK1,ISOGRK2 and ISOGRK4

It might be better to highlight the mathml/xhtml combined list that is referenced from section 2 of the entities spec, namely

or equivalently reference the list in the html5 spec. But the entities spec has some additional information such as images of all the characters and warnings about problematic ones such as epsilon, so it's probably best not to lose that reference altogether.

Perhaps change that bullet point to say

One of the entity names defined in [html5 multipage/named-character-references.html], using the same case. See [XML Entities] for further information about character references.

or something.

(This comment should not be seen as a blocker for the next publication round, it can be taken as a comment on the next release)
Comment 1 Michael[tm] Smith 2010-12-18 01:48:05 UTC

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Status: Accepted
Change Description: Changed the text to refer to the appropriate section of the HTML5
spec instead, and put the "XML Entities" reference in a note.
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.