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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: Take 2 - How do you replace comments from XML?

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On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 09:19:54 -0600 
Cavnar-Johnson, John wrote:

> As I said in an earlier reply, the posted section is not part of the
> standard machine.config file. It was placed in the appSettings section which
> would indicate that it is set by some third party piece of software. One
> might make further assumptions based on the text of the entries and the
> domain of the original poster's email, but I'll forgo that opportunity.
In that case, the third party software should have used PIs. The
format of the comments made it clear that the software wanted to
include some information in there that could have been useful. If that
software was not capable of modifying the schema, the best way to pass
on that information to other applications was PIs - they need not be
specified in the schema, they get passed to the calling application,
the calling application is free to ignore them if it doesn't recognize
them or finds them useless. IMHO, they are the substitute for the
"crap" element that someone mentioned in this thread.

Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST)
tahir AT ncst DOT ernet DOT in

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