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Re: Dependency management (again)

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:20:12 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87ircbg4tf.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) was heard to say:
| Nightmare!

Yeah, fair enough.

| Maybe we should delay discussing this until we've discussed errors,
| because if we end up providing some kind of transaction support, some
| of these problems will go away and/or be given useful background.


| My inclination for v1 is to just say "no dependency mechanism", and
| for now that you should build your db-update step to provide some form
| of trivial output, e.g.
|  <my:wroteRecords n="3"/>
| , and ignore it if you don't need it, but use it to sequence
| subsequent steps if need be (e.g. in this case by wrapping the 'query'
| step in a p:for-each select='my:wroteRecords'. . .)

Yeah, that's a fair workaround. The for-each trick hadn't occurred to

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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