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I don't see there being any official way to add comments into the DWT building blocks in tridion, but i've come across a situation where i'd really like to add them without having them appear in the rendered/output html code.

I'm thinking of creating my own syntax for this and writing a tbb to strip them out during publishing.

Has anyone done this, or can suggest another method that works well for commenting?

Thanks

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You can use <tcdl:Comment> tags - these get stripped out at request time (I think). See online docs [Login Required]

  • wow that's interesting, i'll give this a go – johnwinter Jul 3 '13 at 18:43
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You can use HTML comments:

<!-- My HTML comment -->

Then write a TBB strip them out; though no need for custom syntax unless you want to differentiate between your DWT logic comments and actual HTML comments that you want to keep.

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When you say creating

your own syntax for this

... do you simply mean pre-fixing/wrapping the HTML comments with some sort of 'strip-me' identifier ... to allow some HTML comments to still push through?

<!-- this comment will make it through -->

<!-- debug:this is an internal comment and will be stripped on LIVE publishing -->

I quite like this as it's simple to use, simple to code out too and the TBB can be adapted to allow different prefixes for different comment requirements)

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Just use an expression with an empty string and a javascript comment

${"" /*This is a comment! */}

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