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[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 11:44:26 +0100
Message-ID: <20060122114426.1resabs9t40g4kw8@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au>:
> Firstly, Ian, could you please clarify what exactly made you change 
> your mind about this issue, after seven years of pushing (mostly) 
> proper SGML comment handling and which eventually resulted in 5 
> implementations (Mozilla, Safari, Opera, Konqueror and Prince)?

I'm interested in that as well.


> I assume, of course, this now means that all of those browsers will 
> soon, if not already, be removing such support?

Opera is working on it. Though as pointed out earlier I would like to 
have some
more clarifications on how exactly comments are supposed to be handled.


> What about the empty comment declaration: <!> ?  I've never seen 
> anyone use it (except in test cases), and I tested it with your new 
> live DOM viewer tool and these were the results:

Per the specification it would be an empty bogus comment.


> Opera 9/Win:     CRASHED!
> Opera 9/Mac:     CRASHED!

Interesting. Note that these are not final versions. (Newer internal versions
don't have this crash and do the same as Opera 8.5. As in, not exposing it in
the DOM.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Sunday, 22 January 2006 02:44:26 UTC

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