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Re: Reparsing of comments, escaped text spans, and --!>

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:59:28 +0200
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.usv6dez1idj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>
On Fri, 23 May 2008 05:49:19 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>> Philip` found 128 pages with open "<!--" out of ~130K pages, listed in
>> http://philip.html5.org/data/pages-with-unclosed-comments.txt . I looked
>> through the first 82 pages.

>> Also found during this research was that a lot of pages use --!> and
>> expect it to close the comment. --!> closes comments in WebKit and
>> Gecko. We'll probably make --!> close comments given this data.
>
> IE doesn't close on --!>, so I haven't changed this.

But IE reparses, so the pages mostly work in IE thanks to the reparse.

We are still finding pages that break because they expect --!> to close the comment. Please change HTML5 here to make more Web pages work.

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 23:13:03 UTC

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