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Re: Naming ports vs. naming documents

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:04:23 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <878xppre3c.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk> was heard to say:
| I'm assuming that there's a component description somewhere with the
| signature of the component in it.  The XSLT component has "source" and
| "stylesheet" inputs and a "result" output, so all instances of the
| XSLT component have them.  There is no need for any ports to be
| mentioned in the pipeline except to connect them up. 

I see. Yes, that would work, but I think I'd prefer to make all the
inputs and outputs explicit in each step even if it's not technically
necessary. I think allowing all those defaults would make pipelines
much harder to read.

| The "step.port" syntax was not intended to be a real proposal, just
| something to convey the idea.


                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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