Character references

Tim Bray tbray at
Tue Dec 16 15:05:27 GMT 1997

At 02:12 PM 16/12/97 -0000, Michael Kay wrote:
>At present MSXML seems to permit "ª" but to
>reject "ª" (not to mention "ª" and 
>I can't see any justification for this in the spec - what is
>the authors' intention?

I think the spec is clear, and no authors-intention clarifications are
relevant.  To quote:

 If the character reference  begins with "&#x", the digits and letters 
 up to the terminating ";" provide a hexadecimal representation of the
 character's value in ISO/IEC 10646

No reasonable interpretation of this could rule out any of ª or
ª or ª - I'm sure msxml will get around to fixing this. -Tim

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