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   RE: [xml-dev] <!-- -- -->

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This is because the double hyphen in comments is legal XML ... but illegal
SGML. Since compatibility is still maintained between XML and SGML, leave
the '--' out is the best thing to do in XML.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Forrest [mailto:curiousmejf@yahoo.com]
Sent: 08 October 2002 11:32
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] <!-- -- -->


As per my understanding of:
[15] Comment ::= '<!--' ((Char - '-') | ('-' (Char -
'-')))* '-->'
comments cannot allow "--" in the content.

What then on the earth is the meaning of:
"For compatibility, the string "--" (double-hyphen)
must not occur within comments"

Can somebody help me understand this.

Thanks in advance,
Joe F.

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