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Item6384: TWiki mishandles HTML comments

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A -- within an HTML coment confuses TWiki.

For example, say I have this in my page:

    Vicki Brown -- 15 Jan 2010

At the company where I work, we use TWiki 4.2.4. The above code will "blow up" the rendering, as the comment will end at -- .



Here at twiki.org, tested in the Sandbox, I don't get a broken page... but I don't get a comment either!



-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 15 Jan 2010

You experience an unfortunate spec of SGML/HTML that most people misunderstand. This is HTML rendered in browser specific, not TWiki TML specific. Explained at http://htmlhelp.com/reference/wilbur/misc/comment.html

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 15 Jan 2010

Summary TWiki mishandles HTML comments
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sat, 02 Jan 2010, build 18269
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Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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