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Re: Comment syntax

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:19:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA7qwH4Fb+GhRDCsGkp3P-76QCZFVCEUHvriZxoAi=Vkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Cc: Pete Boere <pete@the-echoplex.net>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu
<kanghaol@oupeng.com> wrote:
> (12/08/27 20:07), Pete Boere wrote:
>> Double slashes in unquoted urls would trip-up regex based minification.
>> @import url( http://dont.com/even/look.css )
>> @import url( sccidental//but-valid/double/slash-path.css )
> Good point. You need to isolate unquoted url(), as long as strings,
> before removing comments. In fact, if you don't do that, the
> minification would already be buggy in a case like
>   @import url( /path/*file* )
> , where "/*" is mistreated as the start of a comment.

Yes, urls are tokens in their own right, and comments can't appear
inside of them.  url() is a *very* special function.

> By the way, the Drupal CSS minimizer turns line feeds to whitespaces,
> like YUI compressor, so it's in the list problematic CSS minimizers (if
> we are adding //-style comments).

Good to know.  That makes it less likely we could add this. :/

Received on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 07:20:12 UTC

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