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The apos entity is an XML built it, and isn't defined for HTML. While some browsers support it in text/html documents, this is error correction and you should not use it.
Ah, that's interesting. I find it very useful to ensure that user-generated text doesn't break out of an HTML or JavaScript string, which is a big win IMHO. For example, if a template says:
<img src='$IMAGE1' alt='$DESCRIPTION1'>
I can be sure that $IMAGE1 and $DESCRIPTION1 won't mess up my HTML formatting if I can ensure it doesn't have apostrophes, but otherwise it's impossible.

Are you aware of any browsers that don't support this entity in HTML?

In reply to Re^3: clean html tags by sgifford
in thread clean html tags by InfiniteLoop

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
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