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From "Robert Scholte (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNG-5926) Allow for comment elements inside POM
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:10:59 GMT


Robert Scholte commented on MNG-5926:

Isn't it a problem of *_the tool_* that it is using the Java representation instead of the
XML file itself? Concrete: which tools are you talking about?

> Allow for comment elements inside POM
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-5926
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: POM
>            Reporter: James Green
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: Issues to be reviewed for 4.x
> I have spent hours tracking down why something exists as it does within a company POM.
On multiple occasions.
> All because there is no obvious documentation for things like dependencies. Yes, we could
use XML comments but these will not show in the results of any documentation tools.
> What I am asking for is a <comment> element to be permitted within a <dependency>,
<exclusion>, and probably a few other areas but those are real immediate areas of need.
> This was discussed briefly on the -users mailing list many months ago and was generally
met with approval. I can't remember adding it here though...

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