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Re: Allow @namespace on p:pipeline

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:32:32 +0100
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bwsyhe5kv.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Jeni Tennison writes:

> Actually, looking at <p:declare-step>, it struck me that perhaps we
> should have:
>
>   <p:pipeline name="local-name" type="my:qualified-name">
>     ...
>   </p:pipeline>
>
> In other words, have the type attribute hold a QName that provides the
> name of the element that you use to invoke the pipeline (just like the
> type attribute on <p:declare-step>), and the name attribute hold a
> NCName that provides a local name for the step attribute in <p:pipe>.

I like this.  I would go a bit further, and say that

 a) type is optional (and ignored if not in a library)
 b) the 'public name' of a pipeline (only relevant for pipelines in
    libraries) is determined as follows:
    1) @type if present
    2) otherwise {../@namespace}@name if ../@namespace is present
    3) otherwise @name

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