[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jan 22 19:28:14 PST 2006
On Sun, 22 Jan 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
> 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?
Not really. Sadly IE6's comment parsing is _really_ strange.
> 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.
Nah, pretty much every UA has slightly different comment parsing, and many
of them suffer from the security problem I mentioned earlier today (the
one with the comment containing hostile script being exposed through a DOS
The comment parsing currently described in the HTML5 spec is quite simple
and easy to implement, thankfully.
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