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Re: Inputs and outputs

From: Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:26:45 -0800
Message-ID: <4828ceec0603221826l49e6612t29f4fc423a7cd54d@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

On 3/22/06, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, only a minority of steps will have no output or no
> input. You could indicate cases with something like <p:no-input> and
> <p:no-output> elements instead. Using Alessandro's example:
>
>      <p:step name="xinclude">
>          <p:input href="somedocument.xml"/>
>      </p:step>
>
>      <p:step name="url-serializer">
>          <p:param name="url">file:///somefile.xml</p:param>
>          <p:no-output />
>      </p:step>
>
>      <p:step name="user-credentials">
>          <p:no-input />
>          <p:output name="credentials" label="..."/>
>      </p:step>
>
> I'm not sure whether I really like this design, just pointing out
> alternatives.

Good idea! This is IMHO an improvement over just having implicit
inputs/outputs, but I am not sure yet if I like this or not.

Alex
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