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RE: wee-hooo, more revisions
the double quote (") is one of the 4 characters (", <, >, &) deemed to have
special meaning in HTML. I'll grant that "s appearing outside of <>s tend
to come through okay (at least in IE3 and Mosaic, they do; dunno about
Netscape --- we're not allowed to use that around here :-), but I don't
believe this is ever guaranteed by the spec.
The other thing --- what motivated me to mention it at all --- is that the
fontification for my html mode in Emacs gets seriously confused by singleton
"s. Maybe I just need a more sophisticated html mode, but I don't find it
unreasonable for an html mode to expect that the special characters will
only ever be used in the prescribed ways.
> From: Jay A. Carlson[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 1998 4:08 PM
> To: Dave Kormann
> Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: wee-hooo, more revisions
> > You should use '"' whenever you want a '"'
> > to show up in plain text.