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* [http://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/ HTML 4.0 entities]
 
* [http://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/ HTML 4.0 entities]
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==Questions==
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* Does Google resolve html entities when indexing web pages? That is, if I spelled a word (e.g. "schmerglefrotz") entirely using html entities, would someone be able to find that page using google by typing "schmerglefrotz" (after the site had been spidered, of course)? (As a test, I will spell a completely different word using HTML entities, and try Googling it later: '''FRELGKLOTZ''')
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==Standard ASCII in Entities==
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{|
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| A || A     || a || a
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|-
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| B || B || b || b
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|-
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| C || C || c || c
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|-
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| D || D || d || d
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|-
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| E || E || e || e
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|-
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| F || F || f || f
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|-
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| G || G || g || g
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|-
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| H || H || h || h
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|-
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| I || I || i || i
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|-
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| J || J || j || j
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|-
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| K || K || k || k
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|-
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| L || L || l || l
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|-
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| M || M || m || m
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|-
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| N || N || n || n
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|-
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| O || O || o || o
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|-
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| P || P || p || p
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|-
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| Q || Q || q || q
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|-
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| R || R || r || r
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|-
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| S || S || s || s
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|-
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| T || T || t || t
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|-
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| U || U || u || u
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|-
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| V || V || v || v
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|-
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| W || W || w || w
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|-
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| X || X || x || x
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|-
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| Y || Y || y || y
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|-
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| Z || Z || z || z
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|-
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| [ || [ || { || {
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|-
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| \ || \ || | || |
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|-
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| ] || ] || } || }
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|-
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| ^ || ^ || ~ || ~
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|-
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| _ || _ ||  || 
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|-
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| ` || ` || € || €
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|-
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|-
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|}

Revision as of 18:25, 23 December 2006

Overview

An HTML entity is a combination of characters which will be displayed within an HTML browser as a single character. All HTML entities begin with "&" (ampersand) and end with ";" (semicolon). Many entities have mnemonic names (such as "&", which displays an ampersand); any possible character can be displayed as an entity by using the format "&#number;" where number is the output character's ASCII value in decimal.

Reference

Questions

  • Does Google resolve html entities when indexing web pages? That is, if I spelled a word (e.g. "schmerglefrotz") entirely using html entities, would someone be able to find that page using google by typing "schmerglefrotz" (after the site had been spidered, of course)? (As a test, I will spell a completely different word using HTML entities, and try Googling it later: FRELGKLOTZ)

Standard ASCII in Entities

A A     a a
B B b b
C C c c
D D d d
E E e e
F F f f
G G g g
H H h h
I I i i
J J j j
K K k k
L L l l
M M m m
N N n n
O O o o
P P p p
Q Q q q
R R r r
S S s s
T T t t
U U u u
V V v v
W W w w
X X x x
Y Y y y
Z Z z z
[ [ { {
\ \ |
] ] } }
^ ^ ~ ~
_ _  
` ` € €