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Re: validating comment-Tags

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 12:30:28 -0500
To: Werner Falkenbach <Werner.Falkenbach@t-online.de>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011220123030-d01050002-8b89ba3a-0921-0108@204.107.232.73>
On Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 12:42, Werner.Falkenbach@t-online.de (Werner Falkenbach) wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'm a little bit astonished that my pages, all checked with Homesite,
> contain dozens(!) of errors when checking with your service.
> 
> I think the reason is the following HTML-example:
> 
> 
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>         
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> </HEAD>
> 
> <body >  
> <!--  --Comment---------------------  -->
> </BODY>
> </HTML>  
> 
> 
> I can't see any errors, but obviously the validator cares about the text
> between the comment - tags.
> I think it shouldn't ?!
> 
> If I'm absolutely wrong - don't hesitate to tell me.

You (and Homesite) are wrong and the validator is correct ;-)

<http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/wilbur/misc/comment.html>

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