[wp-hackers] WordPress Uses "Wrong" Apostrophe in Blog Title
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Tue Jul 10 16:23:10 GMT 2007
On 7 Jul 2007, at 22:45, Matt wrote:
> On 7/7/07, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
>> It either supports it or ignores it, I'm not sure.
>> For example, Google for "lightroom's odd vista incompatibility"
>> and Google
>> properly returns the blog entry "Fix Lightroom's odd Vista
>> which only uses the proper typographical apostrophe.
>> Technically, Unicode 8217 /is/ an apostrophe, in the sense that
>> it's the
>> preferred glyph for both a closing single quote and an
>> apostrophe. The old
>> typewriter glyph is mainly an artifact of a 7-bit character set
>> and the
>> limitations of mechanical typewriters.
> But, ' (the preferred apostrophe code by W3C, but not very
> many, if
> any, browsers support it) is the same as '. Otherwise, why
> would the W3C
> recommend using it instead of ' for backwards-compatability.
' is an XML entity, and is not defined in HTML 4.01 (and
therefore it is listed under the Appendix C guidelines for serving
XHTML 1.0 as text/html). In reality, every browser supports it even
in HTML. It's specified in the HTML5 draft, though.
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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