A different comment syntax question

MURATA Makoto murata at apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp
Fri Jul 17 18:06:09 BST 1998

Rob Cameron wrote:
> If, as I assume, the answer is that only the double hyphen case
> is a concern, then the grammar needs to be changed.
>    Comment ::= '<!--' (Char* - (Char* '--' Char*)) '-->'

This is semantically identical to the current rule:

 Comment ::= '<!--' ((Char - '-') | ('-' (Char - '-')))* '-->'

I agree with you in that your proposal is clearer and more readable.  
In fact, I did the same proposal prior the XML PR, but it was not 
accepted.  Probably, I should try again in the next version of the 
XML specification.

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