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p:log feels clunky

From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 01:03:58 +0100
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To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org


It seems clunky to have a sibling element to control logging behavior
over p:output / p:input;

* makes refactoring port names more difficult, e.g. change on
input/output means change in p:log

* its restricted just to input/outputs, I would like to see the output
at some 'out of band' point

I would propose something a bit more all encompassing, e.g. a p:log
attribute which could be placed on steps, inputs/outputs, and/or other
xproc elements

some examples;

<p:group log="href">

<p:choose log="href">

<p:declare-step log="href">

and of course input/output

<p:input log=""/>

we may even want to place these global type attributes in a different
namespace ?

no conviction here for this, but it becomes apparent in implementation
that p:log is a bit limited and an exetension attribute becomes

cheers, Jim Fuller
Received on Sunday, 17 February 2008 00:04:11 UTC

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