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Re: lynx-dev Lynx and Euro symbol support

From: Jacob Poon
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx and Euro symbol support
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 00:14:57 -0500

On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> I beleave LYCharSets.c tables should be removed one day
> but they are still used for certain internal needs...
> (as I understand it connects closely to HTPassEightBit* flags
> so chars from 160-255 region _may_ be conversed to ISO Latin1 &name; entities
> and than translated back to 8bit char on a later stage).

But this should also eventually be replaced by using functions to convert
character entity references into numeric entity references, which will
allow CERs (as defined in DTD) mapped to NERs bigger than 255 (eg: €) 
to be processed properly, complete with fallback schemes.  Since all HTML
4.0 CERs are mapped to corresponding NERs, it is safe (in terms of data
integrity) to do only one way conversion.

As far as HTPassEightBit* flags are concerned, 8+ bit characters should be
converted directly into NERs, not ISO Latin-1 CERs.

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