Re: Large numeric code in refentry pages

Subject: Re: Large numeric code in refentry pages
From: Norman Walsh <ndw@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 06:11:14 -0500
/ "Thomas G. Lockhart" <lockhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
| Hi. Someone has pointed out to me that their "older Netscape" browser
| has trouble with the "#8212" character generated by the 1.18 style
| sheets. Don't know if older versions of Norm's sheets used the same
| convention. Any suggestions for how to handle older browsers? btw, I
| would have expected the character to be a dash of some sort, and it is
| shown as such by my v4.07 Netscape...

As usual, cross platform/vendor browser issues are frustrating.
In my stylesheets, I've used (literal "\em-dash;"), which Jade
turns into a unicode character reference (&#8212;).

IE4 and NS4 both understand this reference, but I'd prefer to
use an entity name. Unfortunately, NS4 doesn't recognize either
&mdash; or &emdash; (but IE4 recognizes &mdash;).

The only thing I can do is turn the \em-dash back into "--",
which seems a shame.

Have I overlooked something?

Norman Walsh <ndw@xxxxxxxxxx>      | All the labors of the ages, all                 | the devotion, all the inspiration,
                                   | all the noonday brightness of
                                   | human genius, are destined to
                                   | extinction--Bertrand Russell

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