[thelist] Another Site Critique (Please)

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Mon Jan 29 15:08:31 CST 2001

>> You may also try using &#149; for the bullets instead of <LI>
>>....this should make the bullet in the same font as your text and
>> may do the trick...
> I was slightly concerned about how well supported that entity is
> across browsers and platforms. Are there any known problems with it?

hi beau

you are right to be concerned if you wish to support site visitors having
non-windows operating systems on their computers....

  "ISO-8859-1 does not assign displayable characters
   to code points in the range (decimal)128-159.
   Some platforms (e.g MS Windows) that are
   otherwise ISO-8859-1 conformant, might use
   these codes to represent additional character
   encodings, but they cannot and should not be
   relied on for communicating information on the
   World Wide Web - they could display as anything,
   or nothing, on other platforms or browsers"

the above is from "ISO-8859 briefing and resources" at

see also "Character entity references in HTML 4" at


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