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Re: Placement of comments

From: Bill Braun <bbraun@hlthsys.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:19:26 -0500
Message-ID: <4B547BFE.1030607@hlthsys.com>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> When I write a comment in HTML by hand, I usually place it before some 
> construct, similar to how I would do it in a programming language.
>
> Example:
>
> <h1>document title</h1>
> <p>bla bla bla</p>
>
> <!-- very big table -->
> <table>
> ....
> </table>
>
>
> Amaya keeps comments, but it insists on moving them from immediately 
> before the next construct to immediately after the previous construct. 
> The above example turns into:
>
> <h1>document title</h1>
> <p>bla bla bla</p>
> <!-- very big table -->
>
> <table>
> ....
> </table>
>
> This looks rather inappropriate when looking at the source again. If 
> there's some frequent use of comments after (rather than before) a 
> construct, I'd like to know. Otherwise, it'd be really nice if this 
> were fixed, thanks!
>
> Regards,   Martin.
>

Another common occurrence for me is the following:

As written:

<div class="someclass">
<p>blah, blah, blah</p>
</div><!-- close class someclass -->

Which Amaya changes to:

<div class="someclass">
<p>blah, blah, blah</p>
</div>
<!-- close class someclass -->

This is small potatoes on one hand. On the other, it suggests that Amaya 
is moving markup code around, which may be a larger issue.

Regards,

Bill B
Received on Monday, 18 January 2010 15:19:06 UTC

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