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Re: Document conformance and non-empty <script src>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:46:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901160109390.7181@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 22:37:12 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > > I suppose we could allow /* ... */, but that seems oddly specific...
> > > 
> > > The spec could allow any text and conformance checkers could compete 
> > > on being useful. Or the spec can be oddly specific. :-) Note though 
> > > that // and <!-- are also javascript comments.
> > 
> > I suppose if we want to support this for text/html...
> 
> Not sure I follow.

In XML, comments here are already allowed.


> > What syntaxes do we want to allow? Only zero or more /*...*/ and 
> > //...\n strings with any amount of whitespace before and after?
> 
> For javascript I'd say yes and add <!--...\n to that, but then again I'm 
> not a conformance checker developer. :-)

I didn't add <!--, because of the confusion that would result from 
migrating that to XML later, and because of the uncertain situation of 
that construct in the JS group.

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