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[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:04:44 +1100
Message-ID: <43D6C09C.3070606@lachy.id.au>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> I tested the following in the live dom viewer using Firefox 1.5.0.1 Win 
>> and Mac, Opera 8.5/Mac, Opera 9 Win and Mac, Safari 2.0.3, IE6, OmniWeb 
>> 5.1.2 and iCab 3.0.1.
>>
>> <!DOCTYPE html>
>> PA<!-- > FAIL -- >SS
> 
> This triggers SGML comment parsing mode (which you don't want to be 
> testing) in a number of browsers.

Why?  The closer we can define the behaviour to be compatible with 
existing standards mode behaviours, the better it will be for backwards 
compatibility?

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:04:44 UTC

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