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Re: Alternative to x!y

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 08:28:31 -0700
Message-ID: <44EC741F.7080605@orbeon.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

Jeni Tennison wrote:
 >
 > Norman Walsh wrote:
 >> / Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> was heard to say:
 >> | What about something like x->y (e.g. source="validate->result").
 >> | Something arrow-like has the right "flowing" connotations...
 >>
 >> Are you proposing x-&gt;y or some Unicode arrow character?
 >
 > I'm proposing using the greater-than sign. Are you objecting that it
 > looks ugly when escaped? If so, there's a simple answer to that: don't
 > escape it.

;-)

This said, the idea of inventing new syntax, whether with "!" or "->" or
in fact anything else is  strongly unappealing to me. Can anybody think
of an existing syntax that we could reuse?

-Erik

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