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RE: some ERB decisions REF: A.20 Comments



I could not tell from the post if that which is said about A.20 is a
consensus decision or an unresolved issue.

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>From: 	Michael Sperberg-McQueen[SMTP:U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU]
>Sent: 	Thursday, October 17, 1996 12:01
>To: 	W3C SGML Working Group
>Subject: 	some ERB decisions
>
>
>The SGML ERB met Wed. Oct 16th and voted on several items already
>submitted to the SGML WG.  Participating:  Bosak, Bray, Clark, Maler,
>Paoli, Sperberg-McQueen, and Sharpe.  Absent: DeRose, Hollander,
>Kimber,
>Magliery, and Connolly.  All decisions were by consensus of all those
>participating in the call, and thus carry a majority of the membership
>of the ERB.
>
>Several issues were left unresolved at the end of the meeting; the ERB
>will be meeting today and Saturday to discuss them further and resolve
>them.
>
>
>    A.20 XML will retain the notion and syntax of comments (= 8879's
>    'comment declarations') (7.6, 10.3), but comment declarations
>    will contain at most one comment:  comments will take the form
>    '<!>' or else will begin with '<!--' and end with '-->' (no
>    space allowed), and may not contain '--'.
>
>Comments will take the form '<!--' ... '-->', no internal '--' is
>allowed
>and no white space between the final '--' and the final '>'.
>
>Empty comments (<!>) will not be allowed in XML.

If this issue is still open as unresolved, I find that the empty comment
is very useful and I feel that it should be retained.

......... Ken


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