Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 09:04:54 -0600 (CST)
According to Geoff Hutchison:
> >Except that both IE and netscape treat the above as an unclosed
> >comment beginning, so nobody can get away with doing this in the real
> >However, my real issue was not with this behavior, but with the parser
> >getting confused by extra dashes in comments. Extra dashes may be
> >"non-standard", but because both netscape and IE allow them,
> >I've found enough content with extra dashes to make me worry.
> >How about a compromise where whitespace is allowed between the final
> >"--" and the closing ">".
> OK, I've tried to stay out of this. I would obviously prefer to deal with
> the standard. However, there's enough non-standard content out there that
> needs to be acceptible.
> *However* I don't see your "compromise" about whitespace as anything of the
> sort. How is it a compromise? Who was talking about whitespace anyway? I
> thought your question was about:
> <!-- Comment ---->
> In that case, it seems like a reasonable request to allow it.
How does this sound as a compromise. We still allow multiple comments,
delimited by "--" on either side, within a single "<! ... >" enclosure,
but, whenever we find a "--" we skip all extra hyphens right after the
first two. So,
<!-- valid comment -->
<!--valid comment--- >
<!---- valid comment 1 --
-- valid comment 2 ------
.. but ...
<!-- valid first comment -- invalid second comment -->
How does that suit everyone? It seems this would allow W3C standard
comments, as well as comments following IE's home-brew rules. The
example of the invalid second comment above is, I believe, against
the rules that Marjolein explained back in January. (Correct me if
I'm wrong.) I don't know how Netscape and IE would deal with them.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930 ------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from the htdig mailing list, send a message to email@example.com containing the single word "unsubscribe" in the SUBJECT of the message.
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