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Re: Tidy converts "--" in comments...

From: Dennis Kowallek <kowallek@iglou.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:59:49 -0500
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 01:20:42 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
wrote:

>>I am running tidy.exe for windows dated 22 March 2008.
>>
>>I have "fix-bad-comments: no" in the cfg file. But tidy converts "--" in
>>comments to "-=".
>>
>>I would like tidy to leave these alone. What am I doing wrong?
>
>In XHTML documents, comments are not allowed to contain "--". In HTML
>documents, the situation is essentially the same, but for slightly
>different reasons than in XHTML. I don't think there is an option for
>Tidy to leave this error in the document.

Thanks for the reply.

The reason I asked is that these comments actually contain valid HTML
that I may wish to uncomment in the future. I would prefer that tidy did
not muck with this.

I can work around it...

-- 

Dennis
Received on Monday, 1 March 2010 12:00:23 GMT

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