Re: XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)
On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:39:20 +0000 michael odling-smee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Pete Cordell > <email@example.com> wrote: > > Initially I liked the <xml:comment>....</xml:comment> idea, but I > > now agree with Greg that comments should allow non well-formed > > data. Since a comment looking like an element would suggest it was > > well-formed, I think a non-element style format should be used. > > 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. Quite different uses. 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. the second is yet another use of XML... with or without namespaces. -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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