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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#20949 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Change all built in named entities to numeric entities

Reported by: chase-san's profile Chase-san Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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In the core code, this should be done for easier compatibility with html 5. Polyglot markup only has 5 named entities. These need not be changed. They are amp, lt, gt, apos, and quot.

Named entities are case-sensitive, which may cause problems. Numbers do not have case, which means they do not have this issue.

Changing entities from named to numeric is a rather small task and it should greatly help overall portability. I am unaware of any implementation that supports only named entities.

Also numeric entities should be infinitesimally quicker to look up by browsers, being a numeric index.


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and so on

Change History (1)

#1 @ocean90
12 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Severity changed from minor to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed
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