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Re: foreign namespaces

From: Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:40:39 +0200
Message-ID: <ebaca5bf0808270140l32247f23oa524f62a8b7e5874@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org

2008/8/27 Norman Walsh wrote:

  Hi

> The only place they're allowed is in a subpipeline where they
> must have a corresponding declaration (as they must be atomic
> steps).

  So you've chosen to not reuse the concepts of "user-defined
data elements" [1] and "extension instructions" [2,3] from XSLT
(both 1.0 & 2.0)? :

    [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#dt-data-element
    [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#dt-extension-instruction
    [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#extension-instruction

  The former has proved very useful for little "extensions" to
the language, for example regarding documentation, or meta
information (for instance mapping from the business rules
documents).

  About the later, I don't understand comprehensively and
exactly the extension mechanism of XProc, but I can't think you
didn't allow the ability of declaring extension steps defined
in an implementation-defined way (read: in Java or whatever.)

  Regards,

-- 
Florent Georges
http://www.fgeorges.org/
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