Re: Towards XML 2.0
On 05/12/2010 17:54, G. Ken Holman wrote: > At 2010-12-04 23:33 +0000, Michael Kay wrote: >> For a comment syntax, what's wrong with <xml:comment>....</xml:comment>? > > Why I would never support that syntax for a comment is that today when > I say: > > <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/> > > ... I know I'm getting *only* my XML content and not any comments that > might be injected by the user. > Well, a lot of people write XSLT code today that doesn't work as intended if the source document happens to contain comments in unexpected places. (This is even more true for XQuery because of the unfortunate habit of using "/text()" in many early tutorials.) And the bug sits there undetected for years. A better way to control this would be <xsl:source-comments retain="yes|no"/> to control whether comments in the source document should be visible to the stylesheet or not. That's true whatever the comment syntax you choose. Michael Kay Saxonica
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