Re: XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Pete Cordell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Initially I liked the <xml:comment>....</xml:comment> idea, but I now agree > with Greg that comments should allow non well-formed data. Â Since a comment > looking like an element would suggest it was well-formed, I think a > non-element style format should be used. Â Tweaking XML 1.0 comments seems > sufficient rather than a wholesale replacement. 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. 2.] Adding structured documentation - similar to JavaDoc/annotations. As these have different uses perhaps we need two different constructs. For the simple code comment perhaps we just need a refined version of the current XML 1.0 comment, for the structured documentation perhaps we need something along the lines of <xml:documentation></xml:documentation> with the potential for nested structures. Michael www.xml-solutions.com
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