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Re: Production 21 (and others)

From: Terry Allen <tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 07:35:11 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199701291535.HAA20033@ishtar.fsc.fujitsu.com>
To: U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
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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 which we soon find outselves obliged to destroy?" - Benjamin Franklin
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Received on Wednesday, 29 January 1997 10:35:42 UTC

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