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Re: HTML comments in <title> elements - valid or not?

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 09:46:05 -0500
Message-Id: <199911031443.JAA16593@vega.brown.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 07:37 PM 11/2/99 -0500, Arjun Ray wrote:
>On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Sean Richardson wrote:
>> For the record, both NN 4.7 and IE 5 show the comment in the title bar 
>> when displaying the bug reporter's testcase.
>As does Opera 3.60.  They're all broken (or, perhaps, they've all
>converged to a bug-for-bug consistency.)

Rather than converging to bug-for-bug consistency they all just 
send the unproccessed content of <title> to the operating system's 
title bar (this blue thing at the top). For this reason they fail 
to ignore comments, and render "special/foriegn" characters corectly, 
etc. even if they do it right for the rest of the document.

A notable exception is Lynx, which realizes that <title> is part of the 

Nir Dagan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Brown University 
Providence, RI

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