[whatwg] Parsing: comment tokenization

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Apr 7 19:54:13 PDT 2007

On Apr 7, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Nicholas Shanks wrote:

> On 7 Apr 2007, at 15:47, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 14:27:14 +0200, Nicholas Shanks  
>> <contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:
>>> AFAIK browsers and other HTML clients don't currently treat these as
>>> comments, [...]
>> Well, sorry to say, you got your facts wrong.
> *sigh*
> I guess that means we're already down the hole. Can we at least  
> stop digging?
> Even you must (begrudgingly?) admit that "comments" formatted as in  
> your original post are not backwards compatible, even if they do  
> reflect the state of modern UAs as you say.

Not backwards compatible with what? The whole reason for Anne's  
proposed rules is backwards compatibility.


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