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Re: Alternate language spec without declare-{input,output,parameter}

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 15:55:50 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bu01rceix.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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This is broken as it stands, wrt parameters, and possibly inputs.

 1) We've lost the ability to make parameters obligatory/optional,
    which I'm sure we agreed on ages ago -- clearly this is only
    allowed when declaring a parameter;

 2) It's incoherent to use a wildcard (* (or *:x, or x:* for
    parameters) as the name of an actual input or parameter.  Those
    only make sense as part of signatures, that is, when the
    input/parameter is being declared. . .

ht
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