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Re: Proposal: replace here documents with a component

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:33:40 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87y7sdffwb.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com> was heard to say:
| Mmh, I understand that this adds some complexity to the language.
| However we do have "here documents" in XPL, and you wouldn't believe
| how often you use this functionality - once you have it! In
| particular, you start writing many short inline XSLT stylesheets,
| something you wouldn't do if you had to store them in separate
| documents. So I would dispute that this will be uncommon.

Fair enough. I'm not proposing that they have to go in separate
documents, just in a separate component.

Even if I didn't think that doing so was a significant savings in
syntactic complexity, I'd still be in favor of doing it just for the
simplification it brings to the individual "step" calls.

But I sense I may not be able to get consensus for this proposal...

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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