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Re: Default bindings on p:output incoherent???

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:37:06 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87r6o0gkx9.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com> was heard to say:
| Hum....for debugging reason, I would be pleased to FORCE the ouput of
| the step (when waiting for it to be fully implemented for example)

A step that hasn't been implemented will cause the pipeline to fail,
so you can't get the result I think you intend.

| Why can't we allow that in the declare step ?

I see two problems with allowing a fixed, default output on declare-step?

1. I don't know of any use cases for it

2. As an implementor, making all of the steps of a particular type have
   the same fixed output looks fairly tricky.

It seems like a feature that would only ever be used in test suites :-)

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