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Old 11-13-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Where is HTML's metacharacter specification? 8232?


I've searched w3c.org but can't find a specification for HTML's metacharacters. I've found volunteer efforts that are usually consistent with my experience using Firefox and Lynx, but some are still a mystery. For instance 8232 (decimal), that Harald Pleiner calls
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new line (cancelling one ‹br›) 

. Mr/Ms Pleiner writes from Germany, so his/her English may have shortcomings. I haven't found it to do anything. I only know about it because serious websites (nytimes.com, washingtonpost.com) occasionally use it. 9200 - ⏰ is amusing.
 
Old 11-13-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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Try: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unic...2028/index.htm
 
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Thanks. It seems that this is a Unicode responsibility, that I was looking in the wrong place. It amused me that this page included an image.
 
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It may also be of help that browsers are currently blacklisting 8232, because of phishing attacks that use it.
 
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It may also be of help that browsers are currently blacklisting 8232, because of phishing attacks that use it.
Blacklisting a character? That would be bizarre. What good would it do a phisher to use it? From what I read, its use is an ignored noble cause to resolve the cr/lf dos/mac/*nix controversy.
 
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It may also be of help that browsers are currently blacklisting 8232, because of phishing attacks that use it.
This is obviously not true, but I'm kinda curious as to where your information came from?
 
  


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