Bug 5875 - Can't use a javascript less than operator (<) in ASP Content Control
Summary: Can't use a javascript less than operator (<) in ASP Content Control
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: ASP.Net ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-26 17:08 UTC by Zachary Sheppard
Modified: 2015-09-17 08:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Zachary Sheppard 2012-06-26 17:08:34 UTC
Description of Problem: We are taking advantage of the ContentPlaceholder controls to group our javascript functions and therefore we created a placeholder in the master page where all of our JS functions will reside. The functions themselves are specified in the pages that inherit from that master page. if we put a less than (<) operator anywhere in a JS function the IDE interprets that tag as the starting tag of an html element and assumes that there is an unfinished tag. I wonder if this could also be the cause of this issue (https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5516). I tried changing the less than symbol to a greater than symbol and it works just fine... it's only the less than that messes everything up. I changed my for loops to the JS for in loops so that it will run for now but this probably needs to be fixed. Here is a simple example function that should break the Content control:

function DoSomething()
     for(var i = 0; i < 10; i++) {

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a master page and in the head tag paste this:

<script type="text/javascript">
     <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="JSFunctions" runat="server" />

2. Create a page that inherits from this master page and paste this:

<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="JSFunctions" runat="server">

function DoSomething()
     for(var i = 0; i < 10; i++) {


3. You should get an error inside of mono's editor on the </asp:Content> tag that reads "Closing tag 'asp:Content' does not match opening tag '10'"... or something along those lines

Actual Results: can't define my javascript functions in a content control

Expected Results: To be able to add functions depending on the page I load and not have errors

How often does this happen? every time

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Matt Ward 2015-09-17 08:59:16 UTC
Unable to reproduce this in Xamarin Studio 5.9 so I am marking this as fixed.