Re: Comments in HTML ?

Tim Berners-Lee (
Thu, 19 Nov 92 18:27:46 +0100

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 92 18:27:46 +0100
From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
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Subject: Re: Comments in HTML ?

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> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1992 13:14:33 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Kevin Hoadley <>

> Is there any way to include comments in html documents ? In sgml ?

In SGML, yes there is a -- comment start and a -- comment end.
Someone corerct me if I am wrong but I understand that once within
a tag one can use these ... right? Or does it apply to DTDs only?

A comment which is insertable as hidden text is useful too --
and I had forgotten to mention it in the HTML futures list.
I'll put it in.  A previous net consensus was for <comment>...</comment>.

> Does any of the existing WWW code support comments ?

As it happens, the current library supports them, so the line mdoe
browser and anything else based on the library does. But it has
been left out of the doc and so will probably me missing from other browers.

> Kevin Hoadley, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,

Tim BL

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