[OAI-implementers] pointies in abstracts

Ben Henley ben@biomedcentral.com
Mon, 2 Jul 2001 11:34:57 +0100

	A quick question:

	What's the best way to handle "pointies" (greater-than and
less-than) inside record elements? If an abstract happens to contain a
phrase like "we studied the mating behaviour of horses at < 5 degrees
Kelvin", this can obviously stop the XML being well-formed.
	Currently we are encoding *all* character entities (including
ampersand, degrees sign etc.) as HTML entities. Is this right?

	Sorry if this has been discussed already.

Ben Henley <mailto:ben@biomedcentral.com>                    
Special Projects Editor
BioMed Central