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Re: sgml-mode.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: sgml-mode.el
Date: 10 Feb 2002 11:03:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

>>>>> "Felix" == Felix Natter <address@hidden> writes:
> I tried to contact address@hidden, but it didn't work (although
> www.jclarc.com works). Maybe you should change the "Maintainer" field
> in sgml-mode.el to another address ?

Good point.  Thank you for pointing it out.

> 1. I think there *might* be a bug in line 221 of sgml-mode.el:
>     ("<! *--.*-- *>" . font-lock-comment-face)))
> In the HTML 4 specification (section 3.2.4), it says that there may
> be whitespace between "--" and ">", but not between "<!" and "--".
> Since html is sgml, I conclude that the same is true for sgml
> (sorry, I can't find the SGML spec)
> 2. sgml-mode.el currently can't highlight multiline-comments.
> This can be fixed by defining a font-lock function ? Would that be
> too slow ?

Indeed.  Thank you, it will be fixed in Emacs-21.3 (the multiline
support requires a slightly too extensive change for a bug
fix release like 21.2).


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