Re: On the promotion and demotion of information items (was Re
On Thursday 06 March 2003 11:37, Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) wrote: > I think what Alaric means is that this config file (seen as an example) > holds information for two targets: the software it is used to configure > and the human interested in the file. If the comments are deleted and > the information items they represented are not somewhere else or cannot > be discovered, this information is essentially lost and "breaks" is all > about the human factor. > Also related with XML applications disgarding comments in their internal > representation... Well, I was worrying about software breaking since we've now seen that at least one person wants to make software that processes based on those comments :-) That will introduce software that *would* be broken by losing the comments, but my intent with the "Presumably...?" sentence was to ask if anything was already using them; if it's a config file then I guess MS's own software both reads and write the file. Does the reader just preserve the existing comments so it write out a changed version of the config file with them still inplace, or does *is* use the information within? > > Manos > ABS -- A city is like a large, complex, rabbit - ARP
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