RE: RE: Take 2 - How do you replace comments from XML?
> > > Who, BTW, firmly agrees with other posters in that using > > comments as > > > start-tags and end-tags is a Really Bad Idea. > > > > Who, BTW, hadn't looked too closely at what was being done > > (shame on MS), > > I'm curious, where exactly is the bad practice that calls for shame on > Microsoft's behalf? Since when was placing comments in an XML file a bad > thing? From Dominica's post: > The file I'm working with is a MS .NETFramework system file under > C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\CONFIG called machine.config. > It's an XML file. It uses comments to separate sections of configurations. The comments in the XML may have been put there for human-legibility, but they've certainly got a meaning that machines may want to get at, hence Dominica's question. The comments in this thread have been pretty unanimous in condemming the use of XML comments to demarcate regions of the data for processing. Maybe 'shame' was too strong - perhaps better just to suggest this gets refactored before the final release. Cheers, Danny.
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