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Re: Syntax noodling

From: Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 00:16:47 -0700
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To: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>

On 5/8/06, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com> wrote:
> I agree completely. On the telcons, we've been refering to them as
> stdin and stdout because (a) many of us have a *nix background and (b)
> it does avoid phrases like "I think the input input should..." ;-)
>
> When it comes time to give them real names, I think "input" and "output"
> are a lot more friendly.

Norm/Jeni,

Maybe another way to look at it is that components can have 0 to n
*named* inputs, 0 to n *named* outputs, an optional *anonymous* input,
and an optional *anonymous* output. Those optional input/output would
really be anonymous. <p:input ref="..."/> would not be shortcut for
for <p:input name="stdin" ref="..."/> or <p:input name="input"
ref="..."/>.

Alex
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