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Re: Inputs and outputs

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:46:31 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <871wseg5iw.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| While particular steps only *need* to refer to outputs of other steps,
| tool technologies will need full ability to address into the pipeline.

I expect we'll allow name attributes on most (if not all) elements.
If you need to address something that doesn't have a name, use 
the XPointer element scheme.

| Experience has shown that having a common mechanism with which to
| address the full abstract model is something that both users and
| vendors eventually want.  If we end up using a "slash" for a
| separator, it would be unfortunate if we couldn't map it to an
| XPath kind of construct.
| Keep in mind that XML Schema already has such a construct that is
| coming out for addressing into the component model:
|   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-ref/

If this sort of thing is necessary (I'm unconvinced), I would like to
postpone working on it until the language spec is in last call or CR.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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