Re: XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)
On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:10:16 -0000 "Pete Cordell" <email@example.com> wrote: > Original Message From: "Dave Pawson" > > >> There seems to be two main uses of comments in XML today which is > >> aligned with the two schools of thought in this thread: > >> > >> 1.] Simply commenting out code or adding TODOs etc. - similar use > >> to standard code comments. > >> ... > > > With a KISS hat on, Use Mikes idea, > > and don't parse them any differently to any other element. > > That would answer the basic need, 1 above. > > But the problem I see with Mike's <xml:comment/> proposal is that it > implies that the body of the comment is well-formed. I think this is > too onerous if you're trying to hack stuff out to see where it's > broken, and likely to push someone over the edge. More included unecessary complexity Pete? That's why I'm suggesting a -1. Removes parser complexity and user headaches. > > That's what I tried to convey in my example; where the start tag and > end tag don't match: > > <!-- Ignore this until I fix it -- > <MyElement> > <!-- The price is changed by the controller --> > <price>100.00</price> > </BrokenMyElement> <!-- Is this the problem? --> I'm suggesting fix it now, not later? No extra effort, just when you fix it. -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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