[whatwg] doctype parsing
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 23 03:59:42 PDT 2004
On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Sunday 2004-08-22 11:15 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, Olav Junker [iso-8859-1] Kjær wrote:
> > >
> > > Is comments allowed before the doctype in HTML? In MSIE, a strict
> > > doctype preceded by a comment will not trigger standards mode, but in
> > > Mozilla it will. From the HTML 4 spec, its not clear whether comments is
> > > allowed before the doctype. (Of course this must be defined somewhere in
> > > SGML, but is seems that with XHTML appendix C, HTML has officially cut
> > > its ties to SGML?)
> > Good question. Does anyone have a copy of Goldfarb who can answer this?
> I had a copy of Goldfarb in front of me (borrowed from a library) when I
> wrote the DOCTYPE parsing code currently used in Mozilla. I wrote code
> that skips comments and processing instructions (although the
> processing-instruction skipping code isn't quite right), so IIRC they
> are allowed.
Okie dokie. Seems like nothing needs to be added to the WF2 spec then.
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