[webkit-dev] API in webkit to convert Unicode <--> HTML named entities?
dw43031apple at karelia.com
Mon Jul 21 13:27:42 PDT 2008
On Jul 21, 2008, at 12:53 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:
> Would be very easy to build for yourself.
> You could build it from our HTMLEntityNames.in or from the HTML DTD.
Right, however that's what I'm trying to avoid. Since the data and
functionality are *already* in webkit, it seems a shame for me (and
all the other apps out there) to have to roll their own.
On Jul 21, 2008, at 1:04 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
> Not a specific API, but if you make WebKit parse the text (e.g. with
> loadHTMLString:baseURL:), it will be available via DOM methods as
> Unicode characters. I do not think that there is any way to make
> WebKit do the conversion to named entities - but maybe numeric
> entities like "с" would meet your requirements? I'm not quite
> sure what you need to achieve though.
Yeah, that's one approach but it is way overkill for many needs, and
invokes threads that aren't what you want for a simple function, and
also only go from named entity into rendered Unicode character, and
not the opposite (as you mention). I want the named entities rather
than numbered for human-coder-readability....
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