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RE: Bug report

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 12:38:12 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3C64@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
> From:	Kurt Lawlor [SMTP:kurt@enterprise.net]
> 
> 1) Dont't think a comment can be used to 'REM' out html
> 
	Yes they can - in fact the original legitimate use of -- --
	was in DTD to comment out examples of the constructs being
	defined.

	However it is not particularly safe, as some browsers parse
	SGML comments incorrectly.

	Also the comments are unsafe because they use strings of 
	hyphens.  Each -- toggles comment status on and off, so you
	have to be very careful to get the right number (also an
	area where many browsers don't obey the rules).

> 3)please don't send attachments to a list, the URL would have sufficed
> 
	And the screen shots should have been GIF or PNG; this is a
	case where JPEG produces larger files and the JPEG artefacts
	can be a real problem.

	NB HTML is not a page description language; you shouldn't be
	surprised if some browsers even speak your page and shouldn't
	expect exactly the same format; use PDF if you want precise 
	formatting.
Received on Friday, 27 August 1999 07:40:04 UTC

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