Putting HTML comments in CSS style definitions?

Subject: Putting HTML comments in CSS style definitions?
From: "Rowena Hart" <rowena -at- vocalscape -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:41:22 -0800

This is a pretty simple question, but I haven't
seen the answer in any online CSS guides I've

Is it okay/advisable to use HTML comments in your
CSS style definitions? I'm using a pre-defined
set of CSS styles created by a contractor, but
I'm finding it difficult to understand when to
use styles with similar properties. As you can
imagine, this problem is compounded if more than
one person is applying the CSS styles and the
style usage is ambiguous.

For example, it would be nice to have a comment
explaining when to use the style "bodysmall" in
an online document. Embedding a hidden comment
in the style definition (as shown) seems like a
good idea:

COLOR: Black;
FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
FONT-SIZE: 10px;
<!-- Use .bodysmall for the body text in
captions. -->

Is this legal in a CSS style definition? If
not, is there any other way to embed a comment
in a CSS style definition?



Rowena Hart
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