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Re: parameters and pipelines

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 13:03:20 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87abu9zcpz.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "Innovimax SARL" <innovimax@gmail.com> was heard to say:
| Ok so, in that case, since the behaviour of p:input and p:input
| kind="parameter" are different, I would argue to mandate the kind
| attribute to notice visually the difference

I think that's an unreasonable burden on users.

Very few steps have parameter inputs. The three that do have parameter
inputs named "parameters". It would seem pointless to require users to

  <p:input port="parameters" kind="parameters">

every time they want to use parameters on XSLT, XSLT 2.0, or XQuery.

It's true that pipelines (and implementatoin-defined steps) can have
parameter input ports with arbitrary names, but I think the likelihood
of any confusion is small and the burden of putting the kind on every
use is large.

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