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An Easy Way To Block Out Javascript Code To Be Ignored By Browsers That Don't Support Javascript

Here is an easy way to block out JavaScript code to be ignored by browsers that
don't support JavaScript
JavaScript recognizes the HTML comment opening tag, <!- -, as if it is a //
comment tag, however, JavaScript does not recognize the HTML comment close tag,
- - >. This can actually become useful, allowing you an entire block of code
to be enclosed within an HTML comment. To do this, you would use the <!- -
open tag and the //- -> closing tag. The entire program will be contained in
an HTML comment and will be ignored by browsers that do not support JavaScript.

This was first published in November 2000

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