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From "Ben Gidley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (TAP5-840) Support character references in tml files with HTML 5 Doctype
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2009 08:26:58 GMT
Support character references in tml files with HTML 5 Doctype
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                 Key: TAP5-840
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAP5-840
             Project: Tapestry 5
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: tapestry-core
    Affects Versions: 5.0.18
            Reporter: Ben Gidley


Currently to support HTML character references (e.g. &copy;) you need to put a HTML Doctype
at the top of the TML file. 

e.g. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

However for HTML 5 they have stopped using XML doctypes and instead use
<!DOCTYPE html>

If you change tapestry page to use this you can no longer use entities as the XML parser doesn't
know what to do. 

Ideally there should be some kind of logic that detects <!DOCTYPE html> and include
a suitable DTD to resolve the common HTML entities. The HTML 5 specification defines the allowed
named character references - http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#named-character-references.
There doesn't seem to be a DTD of allowed references maintained anymore.


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