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Re: Production 21 (and others)

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 29 Jan 1997 21:01:48 +0000 (GMT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Message-id: <199701292101.VAA06710@curia.ucc.ie>
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[Hehe] Terry asks:

   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?

It wasn't symmetric and I got the feeling that to sell XML to the
programming community (who have to write the s/w), comments have
to look like /* God intended them */

///Peter

   Strong typing is for people with weak minds
Received on Wednesday, 29 January 1997 16:02:35 UTC

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