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3.2.5. Comments Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia

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To include comments in an HTML document, use a comment declaration. A comment declaration consists of `<!' followed by zero or more comments followed by `>'. Each comment starts with `--' and includes all text up to and including the next occurrence of `--'. In a comment declaration, white space is allowed after each comment, but not before the first comment. The entire comment declaration is ignored.

    NOTE - Some historical HTML implementations incorrectly consider any `>' character to be the termination of a comment.

For example:

    <TITLE>HTML Comment Example</TITLE>
    <!-- Id: html-sgml.sgm,v 1.5 1995/05/26 21:29:50 connolly Exp  -->
    <!-- another -- -- comment -->
    <p> <!- not a comment, just regular old data characters ->

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