Re: XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)
If you are adding comments to a finished data structure, they might as well be in-band, and so, part of the data. If comments are for things that are a work in progress then why require well-formedness? What is the use-case? I asked earlier what these structured, meaningful in the context of the document, comments are. I still can't work out what they are unless you are still trying to assume that the majority of XML is meant to be as text read by humans. I don't think that that is likely to be the case. Why fetishise the angle brackets? Parsing comments is not exactly rocket science. On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 1:25 AM, Dave Pawson <email@example.com> wrote: > On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:10:16 -0000 > "Pete Cordell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 > > _______________________________________________________________________ > > XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS > to support XML implementation and development. To minimize > spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. > > [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ > Or unsubscribe: email@example.com > subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org > List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php > >
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