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Re: Feedback from DocEng 2006

From: Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 00:56:24 +0200
Message-ID: <546c6c1c0610211556q4bd1c23gf463774fe7c43a95@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jeni Tennison" <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

On 10/21/06, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I gave a keynote at DocEng 2006 [1] on pipelining in general and XProc
> in particular. It went down fairly well, but there were four areas where
> the crowd pushed back:
>
> 1. If you have to declare exactly the same outputs in the whens and
> otherwise of a choose, then you should do it at the choose level rather
> than the when/otherwise level.

Faire enough

>
> 2. Why no loops/recursion?

Don't understand really what it could mean ? Loops and recursion on what ?

>
> 3. A general plea for a means of expressing out-of-band dependencies, or
> at the very least a side-effect-free/functional="yes|no|maybe" indication.
>

A kind of annotation of this type at the declare component level could
indeed be useful for optimization

> 4. A request that we define what checks should be carried out statically
>   on the pipeline (e.g. on stylesheets/schemas that are defined using
> 'here' documents).

It's interesting but I think out of scope for V1 (or may be for very
simple case).
But could be easily added in a V.next

>
> I should point out that the attendees were mostly academics/researchers
> (i.e. power-users/implementers), and I'm just reporting on what they
> said; I don't necessarily agree with them.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jeni
>
> [1] http://www.cwi.nl/events/2006/DocEng2006/
> --
> Jeni Tennison
> http://www.jenitennison.com
>
>


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