[whatwg] Comment Syntax and Parsing
Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Tue Jan 24 17:26:35 PST 2006
Also sprach Ian Hickson:
> > > This triggers SGML comment parsing mode (which you don't want to be testing)
> > > in a number of browsers.
> > Why? The closer we can define the behaviour to be compatible with existing
> > standards mode behaviours, the better it will be for backwards compatibility?
> This entire discussion started from the developers of all the browsers who
> implemented the SGML comment mode coming to me and telling me I was stupid
> for even suggesting that this is how comments should be parsed. The whole
> point of all this is to simplify comment parsing.
Right. And since I run out of memory trying to parse a sentence with
the word "simple" and "SGML" in it...
Oops. Core dumped.
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