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[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 21:01:25 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY109-F3894E7BE37951211E612F3B4110@phx.gbl>

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
>Secondly, what will now be defined as a conforming comment syntax for use 
>in a document?  Ignoring parsing requirements, is it safe to assume that 
>HTML will borrow from the stricter XML comment syntax, which start with 
>'<!--' and end with '-->' and does not contain '--' anywhere in between?

Ignoring what is a conforming comment, is it safe to assume that comments 
should now be parsed roughly the same way as IE6 parses comments? I believe 
that other browsers parse comments as IE6 does in their quirks mode, so they 
could just use their quirks comment parsing code for standards mode aswell.

Simon Pieters
Received on Sunday, 22 January 2006 13:01:25 UTC

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