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Re: Comment syntax

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 01:01:06 -0400
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Cc: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1345870866.19449.83.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On Fri, 2012-08-24 at 18:54 +0800, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:

> So the concrete proposal for "//" comment would be:
[...]

A concern I have about this is that it turns a non-line-oriented format
into one where newlines are significant.

<span style="color: red;// background-color: yellow; font-size: 36pt;">
Is "font-size" commented out in (1) the mind of the author, (2) the mind
of the parser?

In
<span style="color: red;
            // background-color: yellow;
            font-size: 36pt;">

how does attribute value normalization interact with the comment?

What about css minimization tools that remove as much whitespace as
possible?

I think a line-sensitive comment belongs in a server-side preprocessor.

Liam

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