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bug #30747: Support for Internet Explorer conditional comments.

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 11 Aug 2010 02:31:20 PM UTC  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Adam NäslundOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None
Operating System: NoneReproducibility: None
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Regression: NoneWork Required: None
Patch Included: None

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Wed 11 Aug 2010 02:31:20 PM UTC, original submission:

Conditional comments are a way to hide HTML code within a comment so that it is only interpreted by Internet Explorer (or certain versions of that browser).

It is often used in modern web design as a way of working around flaws in older versions of that browser, see the below example.

However, since Wget does not interpret conditional comments this leads to problems when Wget is used to save a static copy of a page employing them (using the above example the file "ie6fix.css" would not be downloaded).

It would be great if support for conditional comments could be added to Wget (possibly enabled via a command line argument).

For more information on conditional comments see http://www.quirksmode.org/css/condcom.html

Thank you for making Wget an awesome tool.



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