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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: HTMLGenerator
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 03:10:21 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:


> GOT IT!!!
> What ever node type this should be: <![if !IE]> <![endif]>
> this is the reason for the exception. Why the explicite XPath works? I 
> don't know ... At other places in the same file these constructs are 
> placed in comments and don't disturb: <!--[if IE]><![endif]--> To which 
> language do these constructs belong?

You mean you don't use the "Downlevel-revealed Conditional Comment" and 
the "Downlevel-hidden Conditional Comment" every day?  When I first ran 
into this I was quite confused but google came to the rescue:

Basically, IIRC it's a  microsoft extension to html which is a 
conditional evaluated by the browser.  The two have different meanings 
that I haven't quite taken the time to grasp.  Do they use it on every 
page?  How about switching to google or cnn?


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