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What HTML code is MOST GENERAL (i.e. independant of platform and browser)

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1. I am looking which HTML CODE is AS GENERAL AS POSSIBLE (i.e. independant of platform and browser).

2. To be more explicit :

2.a) I am writing HTML code which I would like to run on ALL possible platforms (PC, Mac, UNIX, ) and browsers (Safari, IE, Netscape, ) or at least as many as possible.

2.b) I use as well hyphens (in names with hyphens for hyphenation, etc.) as en-dashes - for a comment within a text like this one - and also em-dashes for dialogues like the next one :

- Am i more clear this time?
- Yes, thank you for this exhaustive exlanations.

2.c) So I am wondering which of the 3 codes (see #3) is most suited to run on AS MANY platforms and browsers. I.e. to have a maximum chance my code will display correctly whatever the machine or browser used.

3. in case of a en-dash I found 3 possibilities on the internet :
3.a) & # 8 2 1 1 ;
3.b) & # 1 5 0 ;
3.c) & n d a s h ;
Which one sould I use?

Hoping to be udnerstood,

sincerely,

Sono

PS : of course the en-dash is only an example; My future website is in french so there are many, many codes to replace all accents, diphtongs etc.
Jul 19 '07 #1
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Jul 19 '07 #2
jhardman
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Sono,

As long as the special character code is written correctly they should all be universal (3a, 3b, and 3c). The big problem in the past which still haunts some out-dated browsers is that incorrectly spelled character codes MIGHT be interpreted (for example "&quot" without the closing semicolon is still interpreted in some browsers). I don't know of another case where there is a problem.

Jared
Jul 19 '07 #3

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