[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

Simon Pieters zcorpan at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 22 13:01:25 PST 2006


From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at 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

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