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Re: XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)

  • From: "Pete Cordell" <petexmldev@codalogic.com>
  • To: "Dave Pawson" <davep@dpawson.co.uk>,"michael odling-smee" <mike.odlingsmee@g...>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:10:16 -0000

Re:  XML2.0: Comments (Was: Towards XML 2.0)
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.

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 --
    <!-- The price is changed by the controller -->
</BrokenMyElement> <!-- Is this the problem? -->

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
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