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Re: Alternative to x!y

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 08:39:07 -0700
Message-ID: <44EC769B.80009@orbeon.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

I agree on the semantic of "->" and of the "markup" response ;-) I 
really like a lightweight syntax, but I don't like inventing one.

-Erik

Henry S. Thompson wrote:
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> I _really_ don't want to use ->, it's just semantically wrong (the
> step doesn't _produce_ or _yield_ the port, the step scopes the port),
> as well as somehow crossing some microparsing boundary I don't want to
> cross.
> 
> I'm not unhappy with !, but if people aren't, what about using . and
> requiring no . in step or port names?
> 
> Or, if I can suppress my microparsing concerns, what about x[y] ?
> 
> But, the longer this goes on, the harder I find it to repress my
> "Having trouble designing a micro-syntax?  XML has the answer, it's
> called _markup_!" reflex response in this sort of situation.   So why
> not
>  <p:input port="document">
>   <pipe step="x" port="y"/>
>  </p:input>
> 
> possibly shortened to
>  <p:input port="document" source="x" sourcePort="y"/>
> 
> ht
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