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Re: Requirements Document Updated

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 07:33:10 -0800
Message-ID: <43ECB236.50509@milowski.org>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> With respect, I think it's important _not_ to conflate inputs and
> parameters.  This connects up with our discussion on the call
> yesterday:  inputs, in the prototypical case at any rate, are XML
> documents, whereas parameters are (or are adequately modelled as)
> name-value pairs.  Not at all the same thing, and confusing to try to
> use a single term to cover both.

Here I have to agree as I view parameters as something that might be
a simple value (like a string) or an XML document, while inputs
are *only* XML documents.

It would, of course, be really nice that it is easy to hook up an
output of a step to a parameter of another step.

--Alex Milowski
Received on Friday, 10 February 2006 15:54:19 UTC

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