While I was doing a search this morning for an obscure HTML entity, I came across this article about 10 things people do wrong when dealing with HTML entities. It’s a great list.
If you’re unfamiliar with an HTML entity, it’s pretty simple. They’re used for creating typography/text visuals that aren’t on your keyboard. That’s a little simplified, but that’s it basically. If you’ve ever done any HTML markup, the most basic entity you’ve most likely used is the non-breaking space, output in HTML as
But it goes much deeper than that. Take a look at the list linked below. You’re likely to learn something to improve your HTML markup and to do it closer to a validated state.
Source: Line25 – 10 HTML Entity Crimes You Really Should’t Commit