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Re: Alternative to x!y

From: Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:02:50 +0200
Message-ID: <546c6c1c0608240202s3df20ad7je7cdcefa6e3d77f4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: "Alex Milowski" <alex@milowski.org>, public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
I don't know why, but I found "!" nice at the f2f and the more I read it and
the more I prefer the seperate syntax (with two attributes)

Is there any obvious issues with this proposal ?

Ok it's verbose, but as seen in the example, with abbreviated syntax, a lot
of information could be dropped :
* if we refer to a step with only one output, no port name is required
* if we refer to a port name which is unique (in the scope to be defined),
no step name is required

So my thought is that in more than half of the case, only one attribute will
be used (the other will be inferred)

Mohamed

On 8/24/06, Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
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> point -- _if_ we go this route, we could simply appeal to XPath in an
> 'as if' way -- i.e. "you can understand 'x/y' as if it were an XPath
> with default primary axis 'step' and default child axis 'output
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> But I'm still not sure I want to go the separator route at all. . .
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