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[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 02:26:35 +0100
Message-ID: <17366.54219.497607.142543@localhost.localdomain>
Also sprach Ian Hickson:

 > > > 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?
 > 
 > This entire discussion started from the developers of all the browsers who 
 > implemented the SGML comment mode coming to me and telling me I was stupid 
 > for even suggesting that this is how comments should be parsed. The whole 
 > point of all this is to simplify comment parsing.

Right. And since I run out of memory trying to parse a sentence with
the word "simple" and "SGML" in it...

Oops. Core dumped.

-h&kon
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:26:35 UTC

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