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Sub-pipelines

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:56:09 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87k6avzrhy.fsf@nwalsh.com>
I think we've mentioned the possibility of "reusable" pipelines a
couple of times. It strikes me that in a complex pipeline, I could
easily wind up with several steps that I wanted to have applied to
different documents. We could support this by allowing pipelines to
define sub-pipelines:

  <p:define-pipeline name="expandandvalidate">
    <p:input name="schemas" label="s"/>
    <p:input name="document" label="d"/>
    <p:output/>

    <p:step name="xinclude">
      <p:input use="d"/>
    </p:step:>

    <p:step name="validate">
      <p:input name="schemas" use="s"/>
      <p:input name="document"/>
    </p:step>
  </p:define-pipeline>

I imagine that the labels inside a defined pipeline are local to that
pipeline. And references to outside labels are forbidden.

Then we allow these steps to be called anywhere that a single step
could occur:

  <p:call-pipeline name="expandandvalidate">
    <p:input name="schemas" href="a.xsd"/>
    <p:input name="document" href="mydoc.xml"/>
    <p:output label="ok1"/>
  </p:call-pipeline>

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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