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Re: Chameleon components

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 12:26:57 -0800
Message-ID: <28d56ece0702071226i5ff7516foc7e66c1f11bf95c3@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
On 2/7/07, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com> wrote:
> | Then, it will look like <p:xslt, will have similar look as <p:for-each
> | or <p:choose which is a bit annoying.
> Yeah, but I can't decide if that's a bug or a feature.

Feature in my book because "p:xslt" ...

<p:xslt .../>

is easier to understand than:

<p:step type="p:xslt" .../>

but that is from asking people who use smallx where the former is
the way things are done.  So they have a bias.

| Furthermore, for authoring tool, it won't be so easy to move from a
> | component call to another, especially from a core one (p:xslt) to a
> | user defined one (p:step name="my:xslt") and vice versa.
> The tool will have to know about the extension components, that's
> true.

Right.  And this is a solvable problem.  In fact, any XSLT authoring
tool has had to deal with this for extension elements.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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