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Re: Starting a script block with <!--

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 22:11:13 +0100
To: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>, "Herman Venter" <hermanv@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <op.u9xrsuuc64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:17:23 +0100, Herman Venter <hermanv@microsoft.com>  
> I'm working on a prototype HTML5 parser for research purposes and  
> recently bumped into this little bit of markup:
> <SCRIPT type=text/javascript><!-- site js --></SCRIPT>
> Trawling around the Web it seems that the expectation is that the script  
> engine will ignore a (first?) line starting with <!--.
> The EcmaScript standard does not provide for this (at least not the last  
> time I've read through it), so I thought perhaps the issue will be  
> addressed in the new HTML5 standard.

We are hoping the ECMAScript guys will at some point address this. E.g.  
<!-- in an external ECMAScript file has the same effect, so it does not  
make much sense for the HTML5 specification to say something about it.

Meanwhile there is:  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 21 March 2010 21:11:49 UTC

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