[thelist] Sup entity vs tag

Lee kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 17 03:30:57 CDT 2006

On 16/08/06, Kevin <kevin at brough.com> wrote:
> When writing HTML markup, why would one use the sup characterentity
> &sup1; instead of <sup> tags? Is there a recomended usage or best
> practice?

&sup1;, &sup2; and &sup3; only exist to support the Latin-1 character set.

If you're authoring HTML markup, use the superscript element because
<sup>1</sup> and &sup1; do not render the same - but <sup>1</sup> will
render consistently alongside other superscript elements e.g.


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