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[CSS21] response to issue 69

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 23:04:07 +0100
Message-ID: <16425.21847.694241.729068@lanalana.inria.fr>
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

This is the CSS WG's response to an issue you raised on the last CSS
2.1 draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915). We want to
publish CSS 2.1 as a CR in about two weeks. Please let us know this
week if you think our response is wrong.

Your e-mail:

    S4.1.9 <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/syndata.html#comments>:
    # CSS also allows the SGML comment delimiters ("<!--" and "-->") in
    # certain places, but they do not delimit CSS comments. They are
    # permitted so that style rules appearing in an HTML source document
    # (in the STYLE element) may be hidden from pre-HTML 3.2 user agents.
    # See the HTML 4.0 specification ([HTML40]) for more information.

    It says SGML comment delimiters are allowed "in certain places".
    Very mysterious-like, especially considering the amount of detail
    about HTML. Why not say where exactly? And why is the definitive
    CSS document referring to the HTML 4.0 spec for details about CSS
    syntax? Or is the "more information" more information about hiding
    from pre-HTML 3.2 user agents, not "more information" about, like,
    where the comment delimiters may be placed?

CSS WG response:
    Changed text to say "in certain places _defined by the grammar_"

For the CSS WG,
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