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Re: lynx-dev Bug: out commented script

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Bug: out commented script
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 08:18:49 +0100 (BST)

> Lynx will suppress the display of text in an HTML document between
> either <comment> and </comment>, or <!-- and -->. 
That's an oversimplification which fails to hold for a very large number
of web pages when Lynx is in correct comment mode.  I'm not sure about
the  exact requirements on <!, but, in such a null SGML directive, and
possibly rather more generally in SGML tags -- turns on comments and --
turns off comments, so, for example:

if a > b then c;
is just completely broken (an invalid tag followed by:

 b then c;

with the final > unencoded.

The more common failure case is something like:

but with 4n more -s.

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