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Old 03-03-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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I think this happens because Word uses "smart quotes" for apostrophes and quotation marks. See example below in the link to the Post article.

The Washington Post - President Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Based On Fantasy

Does it happen for other reasons besides Word? On my Android phone, when I use the search feature and it suggests matches, the apostrophes always show up as the html equivalent. THAT doesn't have to do with Word.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Actually, the HTML is correct

’
is the HTML entity for a typographic right-hand apostrophe.
r - right
s - singe
quo - quote

The problem lies with Wapo's content management system.
Many newspaper systems have this problem.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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What I see is ampersand, a pound sign, and then "39" and then a semicolon.
What does that tell you?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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I don;t see any issues with FF or IE, are you using Chrome? something else?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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I see this happening on any browser, but only on some pages.
I can't imagine why it happens in the matching items on the Android search thing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I don;t see any issues with FF or IE, are you using Chrome? something else?
I see it in FF.

If you click on the link in the OP, and then look at the link in the first post ...... You'll see the escaped characters.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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Default The source of all knowledge

Character entity references in HTML 4
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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I see it in FF.

If you click on the link in the OP, and then look at the link in the first post ...... You'll see the escaped characters.

I looked and don't see any entities rendered as characters.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:09 PM
 
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I looked and don't see any entities rendered as characters.
It's in the link to the article .... Apostrophe in the President's name.

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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It's in the link to the article .... Apostrophe in the President's name.
That's just sloppy programming. They should decode that.
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