--- a/lexers/LexHTML.cxx
+++ b/lexers/LexHTML.cxx
@@ -900,6 +900,7 @@
 		         !isPHPStringState(state) &&
 		         (state != SCE_HPHP_COMMENT) &&
 		         (state != SCE_HPHP_COMMENTLINE) &&
+		         (state != SCE_H_COMMENT) &&
 		         (ch == '<') &&
 		         (chNext == '?') &&
 				 !IsScriptCommentState(state)) {