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Re: Do we need computed parameters in V1?

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 10:43:27 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <8764egnz74.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| I can't say there is a significant difference in invocation in terms
| of complexity for the user.  Certainly my suggested pipeline is less
| complex as there is less going on.  But if the handling of configuration
| gets much more complex, that will probably cease to be the case.

In cases where I've used an XML document for configuration, I've
almost always found that any given process needs a whole set of values
From that file. In fact, one of the things that motivates to make an
XML config file is when I find I need more than two or three command
line parameters.

The fact that one can, in principle, replace all the configuration
information with command line parameters doesn't seem like a
compelling alternative to computed parameters.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

-- 
Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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