User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030131 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030131 Go to http://www.cso.org/ and check it out. here's the problem in the HTML source: --> IE does not show this. I can't figure out if it's supposed to show up (if so, then IE is wrong), or its supposed to be hidden (the developer messed up) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to www.cso.org
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN"> This puts us in standards mode (HTML 4.0 Strict doctype). Then the page has unterminated comment tags like: <!-- "Next Event" Graphic -- <TD ALIGN=LEFT VALIGN=TOP><img SRC="images/shd_home_nextevent.gif" ALT="Next Event"></td> --> Which is parsed as: <!-- comment -- not comment but ignored as unknown SGML markup><img src="...."></td> --> So you see that the "-->" is not part of the comment, and is treated as just normal text. If you could drop the webmaster a mail to alert them to this error in the page, that would be great (I'll do the same).
Assignee: asa → susiew
Severity: minor → normal
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → US General
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: asa → zach
Hardware: PC → All
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Are you sure this isn't the problem?: <img src="img/shim.gif" width="1" height="1">--> <!-- A VERTICAL LINE --> <img src="img/homerule_vert.gif">--> <!-- JUST A SPACER ***NOT used with Vert Rule --> <img src="img/homerule_vert2.gif">--> I don't know why they have the --> text there.. You say the problem is this: <!-- "Next Event" Graphic -- <TD ALIGN=LEFT VALIGN=TOP><img SRC="images/shd_home_nextevent.gif" ALT="Next Event"></td> --> But that looks OK to me. <!-- begins the comment.. and --> closes the comment. So that whole <TD> is commented out properly.
-- closes a comment. <!-- this is part of the comment -- this is not >
-- closes a comment?? I didn't know that! can you give me a link to where it says this in the w3c so i can show it to the webmaster? thanks
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/intro/sgmltut.html#idx-HTML http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_3.html#SEC3.2.5 This is actually part of SGML, but I suppose the HTML specifications are just as good a place to point people.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/x807.html found with google... a little more of an explanation than the HTML specs give.
tech evang june 2003 reorg
Assignee: susiew → english-us
QA Contact: zach → english-us
Summary: Front page of Chicago Symph. Orchestra shows --> end comment tags → cso.org - Front page of Chicago Symph. Orchestra shows --> end comment tags
Site has changed. Marking FIXED
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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