[Q]single Vs. double quote in representing AttValue
mrc at allette.com.au
Thu Aug 13 06:21:08 BST 1998
Jiyun Lee wrote:
> Is there any differences between sigle quote and double quote
> in representing the attribute's value? In the spec, both are possble.
> I'd like to know the rule for using them, if the rule exists.
No, there's no difference. This has been carried through as a limited means of presenting attribute values that
contain quotation marks as data characters. For instance, you might use:
<foo bar="you're it">
<foo bar='she said "fire", I think'>
but still not
<foo bar="she said "you're it", I think">
<foo bar='she said "you're it", I think'>
as the first occurrence of a quotation mark that matches the opening one delimits the attribute value.
The rule is - be careful...
Marcus Carr email: mrc at allette.com.au
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