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Re: A proposal to restructure our top-level syntax

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 13:52:14 +0000
To: "Alessandro Vernet" <avernet@orbeon.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bwsrpnvjl.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Alessandro Vernet writes:


> I am unconvinced. I think it makes sense to use the same syntax to
> declare "top-level" pipelines (initially intended by the pipeline
> author to be called from the command line) and a "reusable" pipelines
> (intended by the pipeline author to be called by other pipelines).

I guess the counterbalance to this (indeed reasonable) point is that
we have evolved the language to the point where pipelines really are
steps, and using declare-step to make a subpipeline callable seems
very natural.

ht
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