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RE: HTML comments and SSI

From: Stuart Updegrave <supde@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 10:14:49 -0700
Message-ID: <0BCB0124CCB04841A9F6934119FBF7380FB214@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'Bjoern Hoehrmann'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

Perhaps whitespace is not significant to the documentor the parser; however,
it is often very significant to the humans responsible for editing the
document. I suspect that this is what Richard was referring to. 


Bjoern Hoehrmann [mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net] wrote:

* "Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
| I wrote, about HTML Tidy changing the line breaking around comments:
| > Certainly a problem, because the two have different content.
| Alexander Biron replied:
| Maybe I miss something, but an include file normally contains HTML,
| Totally irrelevant.  The point remains:  the comment moving that
| HTML Tidy did in the original example CHANGES THE CONTENT of the
| document.

No. There is no change, whitespaces aren't significant at that point.
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