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bug#40794: 26.3; HTML entities ☆ and ★ (inter alia) are not p

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#40794: 26.3; HTML entities ☆ and ★ (inter alia) are not parsed by libxml-parse-html-region
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 02:03:39 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

tags 40794 notabug
close 40794

Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> writes:

> Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:
>> I had a look at the libxml2 sources.  The logic isn't really explained,
>> but apparently they include all the <255-value entities, and then a
>> selected number of the other entities (about 160 of them).
>> I have no idea what the logic behind this is...  perhaps they've just
>> forgotten to add the new ones?  Which makes me think that this is really
>> a libxml2 bug, and you should report it there instead.
> Agreed.  Tim, could you please report this to the libxml2 developers?

That was 10 weeks ago, and we seem to agree that this is not a bug in
Emacs.  I'm therefore closing this bug report.

Please report this issue to the libxml2 developers if it is still an

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