[whatwg] Parsing: comment tokenization

Kornel Lesinski kornel at osiolki.net
Sat Apr 7 06:00:33 PDT 2007

On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 13:27:14 +0100, Nicholas Shanks  
<contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:

> 2) A double HYPHEN-MINUS delimits comments within tags, this provides
> compatibility with XML and SGML and changing this needlessly in HTML5
> will just complicate conversion.

HTML5 is not an application of SGML and I think it has been proven by now  
that it doesn't make sense to keep pretending it is (see story about SGML  
comment in Acid2).

regards, Kornel Lesiński

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