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Re: Parameter issue: parameters-as-documents or specialised handling

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 15:56:07 +0100
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b3b15cet4.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Jeni Tennison writes:

>   1. Those that expose and pass parameters as (sequences of) documents,
>      which are then amenable to manipulation in the same way as other
>      documents.
>
>   2. Those that provide specialised mechanisms for handling parameters,
>      such as <p:parameter-set>.

I think this opposition is misleading at best.  Most (all?) the
proposals on the table provide for parameter setting via (sequences
of) documents -- the question is whether that's the _only_ mechanism,
or not.  I think doing that makes the simple cases overly complicated.

ht
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