Deleted comments: Do they remain in posts?

Jan 11 at 8:16 PM
Edited Jan 11 at 8:16 PM
As the title says: When I open the XML-file of a post, I can see some of the comments I deleted. There is a tag that tells "Deleted=True". Aren't they removed from the file?
You already discovered that I use XML as the database.
Jan 11 at 9:38 PM
From the admin dashboard, click little trash icon in the upper right. This is basically recycle bin for deleted posts, pages and comments. Restore or purge from there.
Jan 12 at 8:34 AM