Re: What is W3C's official position on use of PI?
"Liam R. E. Quin" wrote: > > Yes. This can be good and bad. There's been a tendency in the SGML > world to use them like significant comments -- if you've ever seen a > large document with <?Pub Stuff> scattered all over it, you'll know > what I mean. The usual reaction is that people in such environments > write scripts to remove all the processing instructions. I tend to consider the term "significant comment" an oxymoron in the text processing context. If something is flagged as data-model-invisible it should be data-model-invisible -- completely. Still, in my classes I've borrowed your idea and turned it around. I say that comments (the familiar concept) are a type of processing instruction designed for the processor called the "human brain." Other software should not expect to understand them and should ignore them. > I agree, and in some ways this could be where namespaces go, I think. Please see my recent proposal in another message. I think it formalizes that idea. -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Earth will soon support only survivor species -- dandelions, roaches, lizards, thistles, crows, rats. Not to mention 10 billion humans. - Planet of the Weeds, Harper's Magazine, October 1998 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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