Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of XML and HTML character entity references

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List of XML and HTML character entity references[edit]

Another good list just lying around. -- ALoan (Talk) 10:06, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Hmm. I would prefer to see the SGML entity and character entity reference articles fully fleshed out before this list is featured. People looking at the list are going to be going there looking for a better understanding of what these things are, and the current stub articles are not very good. The SGML entity article is especially in need of a more accurate definition and more info about how entities manifest in SGML, HTML and XML. — mjb 10:22, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
    • I understand what you are saying, but I think this list speaks for itself (thanks to you and Tokek for creating this list over the past few weeks, by the way: I hope you don't think I am stealing your thunder). -- ALoan (Talk) 11:11, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Comment: 1) The table looks a little bland. Why don't you add some colour to it? In the second column, there are five blank[? borders are not present] cells, it needs to be corrected. It looks a little odd. =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:36, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
    • I have added {{prettytable}}. Which cells do you see as blank without a border? I can't see any (although there are cells, e.g.   which don't display, or ones where the character is not defined in my screen font). -- ALoan (Talk) 11:00, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Better. The zwnj to rlm and shy were the ones at fault. =Nichalp «Talk»= 12:52, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
        • Do I take it that the problem has gone away? Other than adding the {{prettytable}}, I didn't change anyhthing in the table. -- ALoan (Talk) 13:19, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
          • Its not gone, but at least it looks neat. I take it that my font can't represent those characters. =Nichalp «Talk»= 13:47, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
            • Pass! As I said above, I see some blank boxes, because the character displays in an invisible way, and other ones where there is the "no character" little box; I don't see any problem at all (before or after) with the borders, though. YMMV. -- ALoan (Talk) 13:58, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
              • I use Opera 8.01 on Win. The spaces (nbsp) were ok; it was rendered with the cell border in the old version. The five mentioned had no borders unfortunately. =Nichalp «Talk»= 14:07, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
              • I added the SpecialChars template to the bottom of the article, as should be done whenever there's a significant risk of characters in the article not rendering. — mjb 18:19, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Support - minor criticism though: would prefer the description column to be in normal case rather than all caps. -- Iantalk 03:19, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Ah I had thought that was how it was done in the standard, but apparently not. -- ALoan (Talk) 16:50, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
      • The character descriptions originate from the UCS/Unicode, where they are given in all caps. However, they're intended to be used case-insensitively, so it is OK to write them any way you want. — mjb 18:14, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
  • NOTE: The normal 10 day nomination period has expired, but this nomination has not gained the required 4 supports (counting the nominator, it has 3 supports and 0 opposes). I suggest the nomination stays open for 4 more days (to 10:06 UTC on 25 August) to allow time for more comments/votes, jguk 11:55, 21 August 2005 (UTC)