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Re: Error Message Feedback

From: Phil Hobson <ph2005@hcidata.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 13:53:41 +0000
Message-ID: <20050401135341.21371.qmail@pod-130.positive-internet.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

Hi, 

To clarify....... 

The error lines in question were 

<!--
following removed and replaced after an email from "*******" <******* at 
tinyonline.co.uk> 18-may 2001 --?
The track goes under the A6, after which the sunken building which housed 
the winding gear can be seen.
 --> 

Which I think answers some of your queries. 

Best regards, 

Phil. 

Jukka K. Korpela writes: 

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Phil Hobson wrote: 
> 
>> Line 181, column 127: invalid comment declaration: found
>> character "?" outside comment but inside comment declaration 
>>
>> ....n at tinyonline.co.uk> 18-may 2001 --?
> 
> It's not obvious what happened (in the absence of a URL),
> but presumably there was a construct <!-- somewhere so that
> we are inside a comment declaration, and a comment was terminated
> by the "--", and then the following "?" is indeed an error. 
> 
>> "A common error is to include a string of hyphens ("---") within
>> a comment. Authors should avoid putting two or more adjacent
>> hyphens inside comments."
> 
> It is not _possible_ to include "---" or even "--" within a comment,
> since "--" is a comment terminator. Inside a comment declaration,
> on the other hand, "---" is correct in suitable circumstances, if
> immediately followed by yet another "-":
> <!--foo----bar--> 
> 
> My suggestion of the wording:
> "A common error is to try to use two or more adjacent hyphens
> in a comment text, as in <!-- hello -- there! -->. In this case,
> the second "--" terminates a comment." 
> 
> -- 
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
> 
 


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Phil Hobson
Technical Director
HCI Data Limited - http://www.hcidata.com 
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