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    What is "<![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]>"?

    I'm a publisher for an Intranet site that already existed before I got here. I've been running across the following code on some of the documents I'm working on, and was wondering if anyone could explaining it to me. The code is:

    <![if !supportEmptyParas]>& n b s p ;<![endif]>

    (I added the spaces in the non-breaking space so that it would show up right.) I've got one page that must have it several hundred times. Is that XML? Does it do anything? I'm finding that a lot of people here use the "Save As a Web Page" from various MS Office products, and it throws in a lot of junk code that I've been cleaning out. Could this be more auto-generated junk code? Thanks for any input you have on this!
    Last edited by Lisae; 04-14-2004 at 09:57 AM.

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    That looks like an IE conditional comment. It basically prevents IE 5 or 6 from rendering the &amp;nbsp; if they permit empty paragraphs to be rendered. It's not standards compliant, but then the Save As "Web Page" feature doesn't worry about things like standards anyway.

    Adam

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