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Re: Allowing for naive/simple p:http-request

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 07:43:07 -0700
Message-ID: <28d56ece0707060743n5732df7cj40f961aa19b7669e@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

On 7/5/07, Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
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> I expect that I will want to use p:http-request in a minimal way which
> is not yet catered for:
>
> <p:pipeline>
>  <p:http-request>
>   <p:input port="source">
>    <p:inline>
>     <c:http-request href="http://..."/>
>    </p:inline>
>   </p:input>
>  </p:http-request>
>  <p:xslt>
>   . . .
>  </p:xslt>
> </p
>
> [In fact, I'd _really_ like an 'href' option on p:http-request, so I
>  can just write:
>  <p:http-request href="http://..."/>
> ]

That would mean we'd have to allow an empty sequence as input in
this case and imply the GET method.

This implies a different step signature and I'd rather have an separate
step that works very similar that:

   * only does GET
   * has an 'href' option
   * has no inputs and produces an output.
   * handles the response very similar to p:http-request

If we add an option to "shorten" the response for this, we should add that
option to p:http-request as well.  For example, the "detailed='no'" option
would return only the XML received or the c:body element for non-XML
content.

-- 
--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
considered."

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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