[whatwg] Parsing: comment tokenization
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Jun 19 09:39:44 PDT 2007
The statements about comments can be both true in the following way: the
modern user agents may accept invalid comments while the ancient ones did
not do it, perhaps (correctly) treating <!--> as a runaway comment.
Abandoned Web sites can be fixed: if you are interested, you can create a
mirror and fix it. A mirror for an abandoned site will not go out of sync.
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Parsing: comment tokenization
On Sat, 7 Apr 2007, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> 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.
How can both those statements be true?
> I don't believe I am 'pretending' anything. Just stating that diverging
> further from SGML for No Good Reason is pointless. (And yes, supporting
> a few odd websites that do this already counts as not a Good Reason,
> websites can always be fixed!)
Sadly, Web sites can't always be fixed. Many sites have been long
abandoned and are no longer updated.
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