Question regarding HTML 4.0 &#x??; syntax

From: David Pope (
Date: Fri Jul 18 1997 - 11:02:46 EDT

Martin Duerst wrote:

> - Besides encoding characters in the "charset" of the document
> (i.e. directly as bits and bytes), HTML has other ways
> of encoding characters. For u-Umlaut, for example, you
> can use a character entity (ü), a (decimal) numeric
> character reference (ü), or soon in HTML 4.0 a
> hexadecimal numeric character reference (ü). These
> are part of the source and should be shown as such in
> "view source".

I assume &#x??, where ??=hex value, will display the character associated
with the assigned charset with the ?? hex value.

Do you know whether &#x????, where ????=hex value, will be accepted and
display the character associated with the UNICODE ???? hex value regardless
of charset?


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