I'm using Dreamweaver CS3 and would like to know which is better to use when coding punctuation, directly in the xhtml.
Say I want an em dash for instance. Dreamweaver allows me 2 ways to code this. These are:
& # 8 2 1 2 ; (it kept showing the actual symbol so I've put a space between each part... it should all be bunched together.)
Which is better to use?
The same goes for curly quotes; 2 ways to code it.
I'd like to know if there's any standard regarding this, or if not which method people generally use.
Thanks for any help given.