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[whatwg] Re: Web Forms and Web Apps specs both have b0rked HTML comments

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-what@farside.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:51:09 +0100
Message-ID: <courier.412F667D.0000340A@mail.farside.org.uk>
dolphinling writes:
> In Web Forms around section 7.12 and Web Apps around section 8.1.1, 
> there's some weird stuff going on with the comments; the w3c validator 
> complains and Firefox has strange syntax highlighting. The code looks the 
> same in both.

At least in WF2, this seems to be caused by an embedded HTML comment. 
There's a large block of HTML in a comment (including the 'DOM3 Load and 
Save' note), and within that, the text 

"<!--the
 semantics of <code>method</code> and <code>enctype</code>
 attributes: -->" 

which prematurely ends the comment in both browsers (strange, as I would 
have thought that Firefox would have just considered the part quoted above 
to be outside the comment - which it does - and the part following to still 
be part of the comment - which it doesn't seem to). 

Regards,
Malcolm
Received on Friday, 27 August 2004 09:51:09 UTC

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