Re: Towards XML 2.0
Original Message From: "Michael Kay" > I've been interested to read people's views that comments should be > allowed to contain "non-well-formed" content. It's a worthwhile point, but > I don't find it compelling. The editing tool that creates the comment can > always escape any markup within the comment. What if you're just sketching out the outline of your XML; back of envelope stuff. So you want to do something like: <xml:comment> Need something like: <path ...location attrs...> Either <route> or set of <stage> elements <Complexity (or should that be <difficulty>)> Need a couple of metrics here </> </xml:comment> Why should the XML community insist that that has to be well-formed? Does the XML community gain anything by it being well-formed? I could make the above well-formed, but as a developer I might want to do a brain-dump and come back to it later. What right do we have to insist that a developer has to fix the above comment before moving onto something else? Or the IDE could 'fix' it, but I imagine that that would just put in a bunch of gibberish that the developer would later have to unpick. I think we should make XML easier to use, not harder. Pete Cordell Codalogic Ltd Interface XML to C++ the easy way using C++ XML data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes. Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com for more info
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