[TxMt] Feature request for "Convert Selection to Entities" command

Glenn Batuyong developer at 47ronin.com
Tue Sep 19 20:18:05 UTC 2006

Even with the pervasiveness of XHTML, some web developers forget that the
XML specification only defines five built-in character entities and most
of the converted named entities that TextMate produces actually break some
apps that rely on this strict interpretation.

It would be convenient if there was another conversion command that would
use the numeric ISO character in place of the named entity. For example,
instead of of converting a ' character to ' the proposed command
would output ’ ...and – would instead be –

I would assume that TextMate would need to store an updated HTML -> XML
lookup table to do this, similar to the old command.

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