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If I read you correctly, then it means "--" is not
allowed in the content of comment in XML because:
1.  in REC does not allow that.
2. that will make XML incompatible with SGML.
You know, I got confused because, when  is so
clear in not allowing "--" in comment, why should the
line [For compatibility, the string "--"
(double-hyphen) must not occur within comments] be
mentioned at all.
If somebody can answer this one question here then I
would be more than clear:
Is "--" allowed in the content of comment in a XML by
any means and call it legal XML?.
--- Peter Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> On Tuesday 08 October 2002 02:32, Joe Forrest wrote:
> > What then on the earth is the meaning of:
> > "For compatibility, the string "--"
> > must not occur within comments"
> - From XML 1.0 :
> "for compatibility":
> [Definition: Marks a sentence describing a
> feature of XML included
> solely to ensure that XML remains compatible
> with SGML.]
> There is no technical reason why "--" is not
> allowed. Because SGML does not
> allow (or at least does not like) the "--"
> construct, it has been forbidden
> by the XML grammar.
> Did you read this in the XML 1.0 Recommendation ?
> If so, just click the
> link surrounding "For compatibility" in the very
> text you have quoted: you
> will arrive at the definition of that term.
> An older thread  asked this same question.
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml
> - --
> Peter Davis
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