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[Bug 8569] I just checked Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and IE, and Firefox seems to be the only browser treating two subsequent HYPHEN-MINUS characters in a comment as a signature of comment end. I suggest to allow subsequent HYPHEN-MINUS characters in comments, a

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 04:52:46 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8569


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-11 04:52:46 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The reason for disallowing it is that it is disallowed in XML, not
because of legacy Firefox behaviour (though that would be a valid reason also).
It's the same reason we allow xmlns="" in certain places, and /> on void
element start tags, and so on.


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