David Megginson ak117 at
Tue Dec 30 11:42:53 GMT 1997

Gavin Nicol writes:

 > >If we omit comments, then SAX-J would have to return only the
 > >following information:
 > >
 > >- elements
 > >- attributes
 > >- PIs
 > >- texts
 > I would recommend that you also leave in comments. That would allow
 > you to build a DOM representation, and write it out again such that
 > it would be very close to the original.

My guess is that the level-one DOM includes comments only to support
messed-up HTML-related tools that hide what should be processing
instructions in comments.  I don't know if we really want to dirty
ourselves with this in XML, unless we can come up with a compelling

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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