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RE: <!-- -- -->

xml double hyphen
But, the production rule [15] does not allow "--" to
be in the content of comment. How then it is legal XML
at all?.

I guess I am surely missing something.

Joe F.

--- "Gerben Rampaart (Casnet Brussel)"
<Gerben@C...> wrote:
> This is because the double hyphen in comments is
> legal XML ... but illegal
> SGML. Since compatibility is still maintained
> between XML and SGML, leave
> the '--' out is the best thing to do in XML.
> Gerben.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Forrest [mailto:curiousmejf@y...]
> Sent: 08 October 2002 11:32
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Subject:  <!-- -- -->
> Hi,
> As per my understanding of:
> [15] Comment ::= '<!--' ((Char - '-') | ('-' (Char -
> '-')))* '-->'
> comments cannot allow "--" in the content.
> What then on the earth is the meaning of:
> "For compatibility, the string "--" (double-hyphen)
> must not occur within comments"
> Can somebody help me understand this.
> Thanks in advance,
> Joe F.
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