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Re: minor technical comments on A.4 Comments [OK?]

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 19:28:48 +0000
Message-ID: <43D52E70.8090805@hp.com>
To: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org

Forgot add [OK?] to subject line

	Andy

Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Fred Zemke wrote:
>> First comment:
>> Comments are line-terminated, but you have not defined your line 
>> terminators.
>> Are they the same as the characters that are normalized by XML 1.0?
>> by XML 1.1?
> 
> I've added that comments are terminated by 0x0D or 0x0A (if there are 
> multiple
> such characters, then they would be considered as white space in a part 
> of the
> grammar where white space is only considered as token separators).
> 
> I've also added that a comment is treated as white space and comments 
> separate
> tokens.
> 
>>
>> Second comment:
>> Established practice in languages has moved away from line-terminated
>> comments.  This is out of step with many
>> W3C recommendations, such as XML and XQuery.
>> Languages that originally had only line-terminated comments
>> subsequently decided that they need delimited comments (SQL, for 
>> example).
> 
> In an earlier design, comment forms of single and multiline forms were
> included.  The working group was more in favour of just one form and to 
> follow the style of scripting languages.
> 
>>
>> Fred Zemke
>>
> 
> I hope this addresses your comments - please let us know if it does.
> 
>     Andy
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