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Re: [closed] Re: An unfulfilled requirement maybe?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:35:57 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
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/ Vasil Rangelov <boen.robot@gmail.com> was heard to say:
|>I think we've addressed this issue.
| OK... how?

The original issue was about p:exec, which we added. :-)

|>From what I have gathered from the XProc minutes from 20 Dec 2007,
| environmental variables won't be supported (a bummer, but I can live with
| that), and as such, they are explicitly not allowed in either the "cmd" or
| the "args" options.
| In other words, an implementation running on Windows must not convert the
| path "%WINDIR%\explorer.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe", but instead,
| accept it as an invalid path. The same goes for environment variables in
| "args". The implementations must pass "%WINDIR%" as the string "%WINDIR%",
| hoping the windows program itself will resolve it, not resolve it itself to
| "C:\WINDOWS" and then pass that down to the program.


| While I don't mind this behavior, it should still be explicitly stated in
| the spec, and I don't see it in the latest one (10 January 2008) yet.

Ok, I just made that explicit.

| Offtopic://
| I must say I'm all for the top level change. p:declare-step always felt
| useless up until now.


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