Re: [Boost-docs] Quickbook blocks for concepts

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Quickbook blocks for concepts
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-10 13:08:05

>> It'd probably be better to use the UTF-8 characters rather than entities.
> Ah, they expand to unicode character escapes not named entities: that
> makes
> them completely independent of output format and character encoding. The
> names are just used for the template names.

>Yes, I had a look at the file before posting. It's generally better to
>avoid escaping if possible. I wasn't suggesting that you use UTF-8
>instead of the templates, but that you use UTF-8 instead of the
>entities in the templates (see attached, hopefully it'll survive
>I would like to improve unicode support. Since spirit's improving its
>support it shouldn't be too hard. At the very least, I should check
>for a BOM before the next release (at the moment it thinks it's text).

I simply don't see why that would be better - in fact I've had endless
problems whenever a non-ascii character shows up in the XML - character
escapes are fully supported by both XML and HTML, and have the big advantage
of displaying correctly in my text editor - or any text editor for that
matter - unlike the UTF-8 !

Cheers, John.

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