Re: Production 21 (and others)

Michael writes:

 [21] Comment := "<!--*"{Misc}*{HS}"-->"
 [21] Comment := "<!--*"({NHS}|("-"{SH}*{NHS})|({SH}+{NHS}))*{HS}"-->"
 [21] Comment :=
 [21] Comment :=
 [21] Comment :=

I'm sure the SERB had good reasons for the new comment syntax,
but it certainly isn't simple and some of us will have to explain
it to skeptics.  Could we have a very short statement of what
was wrong with SGML comment syntax that the XML comment syntax
fixes, and why the XML solution was chosen?

    Terry Allen    Fujitsu Software Corp.    tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com
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