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HTML Comments, JavaScript and Validator

From: James Bromberger <james@publishing.uwa.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 22:41:15 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <C1A2F779106ED111924E0000F81EEEE5030A43@biblos.publishing.uwa.edu.au>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
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Hello everyone.

Is it just me, or doed the Validator (validator.w3.org) seem to try to
validate JavaScript despite the JavaScript being within HTML comments?

Ie, with:
	<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript">
	<!--
		document.write("<P>" + desc + "</P>")
	// -->
	</SCRIPT>

The validator highlights the closing tag and says:
	"end tag for element "P" which is not open "

This is obviously not the case - the P element is opened and closed
immediately in the write method.

Regardless, I don't want HTML validation on JavaScript! Surely getting
the validator to ignore everything up to the closing comment delimeter
would be correct.

Could you please reply to me directly as I am off-list.

Many thanks,

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 James Bromberger
 UWA Campus Wide Information Systems Officer (UWA Webmaster)

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