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RE: Starting a script block with <!--

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 07:14:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Herman Venter <hermanv@microsoft.com>
Cc: Philip Taylor <excors@gmail.com>, "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003260712540.4055@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010, Herman Venter wrote:
> Thanks, that clarifies things a lot.
> Looking closely at the state engine, however, I can only see that </script>
> will not end the script block provided that it has been preceded by both an 
> unterminated <!-- and a opening <script> tag.
> I don't quite see how this meets the requirements in http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/CDATA_Escapes
> For example, 
>   <script><!--
>    document.write('<scr'+'ipt></script>');
>   //--></script>
> Looks to me like it will transition from Script Data Double Escape Start 
> to Script Data Escaped as soon as the ' following <scr is encountered.
> That will prevent entry into Script Data Double Escaped and cause the 
> scanning to exit the script state once the first </script> tag is seen.
> Am I misreading this?

No, I think your understanding is correct. I believe this was the 
intention (the wiki page is a bit out of date relative to what ended up 
being specced after discussion).

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