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RE: What is passed between processes?

From: Fang, Andrew <afang@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 10:28:02 -0500
Message-ID: <A69AA663CE9BBC44AE1DA72483DE15DE021B4068@HQ-MAIL3.ptcnet.ptc.com>
To: "Rui Lopes" <rlopes@di.fc.ul.pt>
Cc: <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>

> 
> Fang, Andrew wrote:
> 
> > If I decide to switch to a different vendor/implementation, I expect
it
> > to work. I may get some warning about missing components, but it
should
> > still complete the process.
> >
> 
> I totally agree.  However, this will enforce the need of having a set
of
> standard processing components (such as XSLT, XInclude, Schema
> validation, just to name a few). I'm not so sure about the process
> completeness. I believe the processing model should state that a
> conformant implementation is able to process a pipeline if it has all
> the components available.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Rui

I was actually thinking about a fall back mechanism here. Custom
component should specify a fallback that must be implemented by all
pipeline implementations. It could be as simple as passing the
information along without any processing.

Andrew
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:28:12 GMT

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