Re: Netscape Navigator not displaying emdash
Mike Brown wrote: > > Typrowicz, Jim wrote: > > I have an emdash character (a long dash) that I would like to > > display on my HTML page, which is generated with Cocoon/XSL. The > > character displays fine in IE but not Netscape. > > > > I have something like: ...test — test > > > > In IE it comes out "...test - test", as it should. In Netscape it > > comes out as "...test — test". > > Your XSLT processor is serializing the character as — which is > legal in HTML but Netscape doesn't like it. This is a bug in Netscape. > Versions prior to 6 don't recognize the entities corresponding to > characters over 255. Netscape should accept — instead, but you > have no way of forcing your XSLT processor to serialize em dash > characters that way. Right. But there is a really nasty little trick: Use – (medium-lenght, best used for a dash) or — (really long, doesn't look good as a dash). These two characters are officially non-printable, but in most windows fonts (I don't know about other OS) they are displayed as dashes. I regularly use – for a dash in my webpages. As I said it's a dirty trick and might get you into trouble with certain fonts and other operating systems than M$Windoze. > Go to http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/demos/ent4_frame.html That's a nice thing, I'll add it to my bookmarks! Best regards, Martin Stricker XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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