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Manual Reference Pages  -  MATHML::ENTITIES (3)

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NAME

MathML::Entities - Convert XHTML+MathML Named Entities to Numeric Character References

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



 use MathML::Entities;

 $html    = <b>©</b> by me;

 # convert named HTML entities to character references:
 $numeric = name2numbered($html);    # <b>©</b> by me

 # convert named HTML entities to character references:
 $utf8 = name2utf8($html);    # utf8



DESCRIPTION

MathML::Entities a content conversion filter for named XHTML+MathML entities. There are over two thousand named entities in the XHTML+MathML DTD. All the Entities defined in the XHTML+MathML DTD except the five safe ones (<, >, &, ", '), will be converted to the equivalent numeric character references or to utf-8 characters. Named entities which are not in the XHTML+MathML DTD are escaped. This makes the resulting XHTML (or XHTML+MathML) safe for consumption by non-validating XML parsers.

Unlike, HTML::Entities, the mapping between MathML named entities and codepoints is many-to-one. Therefore, there’s no particular sense in having an inverse function, which takes codepoints to named entities.

Based on: HTML::Entities by Koichi Taniguchi <taniguchi@livedoor.jp>

FUNCTIONS

The following functions are exported by default.
o name2numbered

XHTML+MathML named entities (except for the five safe XML named entities) in the argument of name2numbered() are replaced by the corresponding numbered character references.

o name2utf8

XHTML+MathML named entities (except for the five safe XML named entities) in the argument of name2utf8() are replaced by the corresponding utf-8 characters.

AUTHOR

Jacques Distler <distler@golem.ph.utexas.edu>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2005 Jacques Distler. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

HTML::Entities, HTML::Entities::Numbered, <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html>, <http://www.w3.org/Math/characters/>

POD ERRORS

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