scripts and XHTML

Thomas B. Passin tpassin at
Fri Oct 15 20:59:33 BST 1999

Simon St.Laurent  wrote:

>Continuing the explorations I was making last night, this time for a 'ways to
>abuse comments' section, I was working on a piece about the common use in HTML
>of comments around the contents of SCRIPT elements. (It hides the content from
>browsers that don't support scripts, basically.)

>I'd guess the convention has come to the end of the line, but it's not really
>clear.  Thoughts?  Is the final final review period (after members have voted)
>over yet?

The convention is used for old browsers that don't understand <script>.  These
won't understand XHTML either, so (IMO) there's no real need for the <script>
convention in HTML.

Tom Passin

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