[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 24 15:54:05 PST 2006

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> I tested the following in the live dom viewer using Firefox Win 
> and Mac, Opera 8.5/Mac, Opera 9 Win and Mac, Safari 2.0.3, IE6, OmniWeb 
> 5.1.2 and iCab 3.0.1.
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> PA<!-- > FAIL -- >SS

This triggers SGML comment parsing mode (which you don't want to be 
testing) in a number of browsers.

Also, it will trigger re-parse in browsers that look for --> and reparse 
at unexpected EOF. You should test it using:

   PA<!-- > FAIL -- >SS-->

...I think. (If you can tell me how to fix it so it works in OmniWeb, I'll 
update the script.)

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