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Re: Sub-pipelines

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:25:52 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87veue4dj3.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com> was heard to say:
| Backtracking a little bit: I agree that we need sub-pipelines, that
| is, the ability to call a pipeline from a pipeline. However, do we
| really need to be able to define those sub-pipelines in the same XML
| file?

I don't know.

I think that as soon as we introduce conditionals, we increase the
need for subroutines because the "if" and "else" branches may have a
lot of common steps.

We could force the user to define those steps in external pipeline,
but my experience with XSLT (which required any import precedence work
to be done with external modules) suggests that it's a tedious burden.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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