On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Walter Dörwald firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 26.09.12 16:43, ezio.melotti wrote:
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/36f61661f71e changeset: 79194:36f61661f71e user: Ezio Melotti email@example.com date: Wed Sep 26 17:43:23 2012 +0300 summary: Add a few entries to whatsnew/3.3.rst. [...]
+A new :data:`~html.entities.html5` dictionary that maps HTML5 named character +references to the equivalent Unicode character(s) (e.g. ``html5['gt;'] == '>'``) +has been added to the :mod:`html.entities` module. The dictionary is now also +used by :class:`~html.parser.HTMLParser`.
Is there a reason why the trailing ';' is included in the entity names?
Yes, to quote http://bugs.python.org/issue11113#msg163706:
""" The problem is that the standard allows some charref to end without a ';', but not all of them.
So both "Éric" and Éric" will be parsed as "Éric", but only "αcentauri" will result in "αcentauri" -- "&alphacentauri" will be returned unchanged. """
To preserve this I included them both, in the same way they are listed at http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/named-character-references.html. This is also explained at http://docs.python.org/dev/library/html.entities.html#html.entities.html5.
Best Regards, Ezio Melotti