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Re: [REX] Inserting comments?

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:04:27 +0100
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060210090427.GC2218@nic.fr>

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:16:45PM +0000,
 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote 
 a message of 23 lines which said:

> XML 1.x makes it pretty clear that comments shouldn't be used for
> semantic purposes, IMHO.

Yes, http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/ says:

> They are not part of the document's character data; an XML processor
> MAY, but need not, make it possible for an application to retrieve the
> text of comments.

Which means that *some* perfectly legal XML processors would not be
usable for REX as it is currently specified.
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