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Extraneous comments in sections 2.10 and 4.4.5

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:22:13 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330103b786fa7d353a@[]>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
The example in section 2.10, white space handling, contains a blank comment with no apparent purpose:

<!ATTLIST poem  xml:space (default|preserve) 'preserve'>

<!-- -->
<!ATTLIST pre xml:space (preserve) #FIXED 'preserve'>

There's a not-quite commented-out loc element in the XML source for this example. 

<eg diff="chg"><![CDATA[<!ATTLIST poem  xml:space (default|preserve) 'preserve'>]]>

&lt;!-- <loc role="erratumref" href="http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-19980210-errata#E81">[E81]</loc>-->
&lt;!ATTLIST pre xml:space (preserve) #FIXED 'preserve'></eg>

I suspect an editing error produced this. I suggest that the comment simply be deleted from the HTML version and that the loc in the XML be properly commented out

The same problem reoccurs in section 4.4.5 where we see:

<!--  -->
<!ENTITY % YN '"Yes"' >
<!ENTITY WhatHeSaid "He said %YN;" >

Here the XML source is:

<eg diff="chg">&lt;!-- <loc role="erratumref" href="http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-19980210-errata#E4">[E4]</loc> -->
<![CDATA[<!ENTITY % YN '"Yes"' >
<!ENTITY WhatHeSaid "He said %YN;" >]]></eg>

Again I suspect the original intent was to fully comment out the loc element.


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