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' for apostrophe

works in Firefox but not in IE

     
1:41 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've tried using the coding ' instead of the actual ' but in IE it reads "it was the monkey's food" whereas in Firefox it shows fine as "it was the monkey's food".

What's the problem?

1:47 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My understanding is that &apos is not valid HTML, so IE is actually behaving correctly. You can use &#39 instead.
4:06 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Or you can escape it depending on the language you are using by using a "\" or another "'" in front of it.
4:08 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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'
exists in XML but it never made it into the slightly earlier HTML 4.01 list of character entities. The numeric entity will work, or just use the character directly.
 

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