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August 18, 2004, 7:48 am
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to use the &xxx; in their place.
I was playing about with a page and couldn't remember the correct
language so I just stuck the plain symbols in there, as I wasn't
worried if they'd work or not.
But they seem to work fine! Was this just an issue with old browsers
or is it a quirk of the new ones? I'm guessing standards based HTML
still requires the &xxx; format?
Re: Use of symbols in HTML
You can use ":" with no problems at all, "&" should be written "&" to
avoid confusion with the beginning of a character entity, ">" should be
okay usually, but it can be confusing and so should be written as ">".
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