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[Bug 29700] [XP31] ws:explicit wording on comments is a tad unfortunate

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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:19:16 +0000
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Michael Dyck <jmdyck@ibiblio.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael Dyck <jmdyck@ibiblio.org> ---
(In reply to Abel Braaksma from comment #0)
> Essentially, such comment is not a comment.

Right. More precisely, that sequence of characters is not a Comment. So it is
unaffected by rules about Comments. 

> Perhaps a better wording would be to say:
> <proposal>
>    Comments are not recognized as comments in these productions

I don't think that's an improvement, as it implies that something can be a
comment and yet not be 'recognized as' a comment.

I agree that the 'ws: explicit' blurb could probably be improved, but I don't
think that's how to do it.

(Personally, I'd be okay with removing the sentence "Comments are also not
allowed in these productions", since I believe that's covered by "A.2.4.1 does
not apply", but we probably added it for a reason. I'll look into that.)

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