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Re: 5.4 p:output. Informative para request

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 11:01:05 +0000
Message-ID: <711a73df0812150301i3a2c984t28fd112d71241cd4@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org

2008/12/15 Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>:
> "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> writes:
>> "p:output, with a p:document child does not specify where the output
>> of a step is to be serialized."
> In 5.4, it says:
>  If a binding is provided for a p:output, documents are read from
>  that binding and those documents form the output that is written to
>  the output port. In other words, placing a p:document inside a
>  p:output causes the processor to read that document and provide it
>  on the output port. It does not cause the processor to write the
>  output to that document.
> Do you want something in addition to that, or do you think that text
> isn't in the most useful place, or...something else?

As I've heard, it's the asymmetrical nature of p:input/p:document
(for input) vs p:output/p:document ..... for a ?? replacement output??
that makes it hard.

How about a
<d:important> somewhere there, pointing out the lack of symmetry
and how p:store does for output what p:document does for input?


Dave Pawson
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