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Re: quick review of the V2 Reqs

From: Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:35:34 +0200
Cc: XProc Comments <public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <971958BE-227C-4FEE-969B-16BF1D276CF6@gmail.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>

On 27 sept. 2013, at 17:53, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:

> Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com> writes:
>> I just skimmed the just-published "XProc V2.0 Requirements" draft. I
>> first want express thanks and congrats to the WG; very good
>> progress, I like what I'm reading.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>> Two reqs/ideas seem to be missing from the doc:
>> 
>> * base URI handling (low hanging fruit)
>>   http://www.w3.org/wiki/XProc_Usability_Issues#base_uri
> 
> We've just added that one. I think it will be easy to address using
> the properties/metadata features that we're considering adding.

OK, good!

> 
>> * reading ports from XPath
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xproc-dev/2013Feb/0028.html
> 
> I think the consensus of the WG was not to accept this as a
> requirement. Ironically, the message you're pointing to is my attempt
> to explain why I (personally) don't think port reading functions are a
> good idea.
> 
> And I think the prospect of adding user defined functions means the
> analysis necessary could quickly become impractical.

OK. Some pipeline patterns are a PITA (excuse my french ;) without it, but I do understand the rationale behind the WG consensus.

> 
>> I don't mean to sound nagging or intrusive, just wanted to bring the
>> attention in case these were simply unintentionally omitted.
> 
> Happy to have someone reviewing the requirements. Send anything you
> think of!

OK, I'll try to do a more thorough review when time allows...

Romain.

> 
> 
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>                                          norm
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