The document is not mappable to XML 1.0 due to two consecutive hyphens in a comment.

I have a page which otherwise mostly validates, but has these two errors:

1. The document is not mappable to XML 1.0 due to two consecutive hyphens in a comment.
2.  Consecutive hyphens did not terminate a comment.

Other errors are small, and I will fix them, but I'd like to know more about these comments errors and how to fix them.

Thanks, page is: http colon //dev2.magickitchen.com/menu/main_courses.html
Melody ScottAsked:
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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
An XML comment starts with
<!--
and ends with
-->
you can not have two hyphens in a comment in XML, unless they terminate the comment
That is what the message is saying
commonly a space or a / is put between the hyphens, like this
-/-

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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
Here is one
<!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Courses Table Start --------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

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Make that
<!-- ======================== Main Courses Table Start ============================ -->

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or something similar
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
And then you have many like this one
 <!--  ---- BEGIN diet ICONS ----- -->

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You also need to do something about it
 <!--  ==== BEGIN diet ICONS ==== -->

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bottom line is
if you have a '--' in a comment that is not immedeatly followed by a ">" for terminating the comment, you need to fix it
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Melody ScottAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks very much,
Melody ScottAuthor Commented:
Thanks, now I can get on with fixing the rest of the page. :)
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
welcome
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