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RE: Proposal: replace here documents with a component

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:43:51 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-xml-processing-model-wg-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-xml-processing-model-wg-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of Norman Walsh
> Sent: Thursday, 2006 September 21 09:34
> To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposal: replace here documents with a component
> / 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...

I am strongly in favor of Norm's thoughts here,
and it sounds like Richard and Henry are too.

Received on Thursday, 21 September 2006 14:44:19 UTC

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