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Re: 5.7 Other steps

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 14:26:30 +0000
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5br6rryk89.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Norman Walsh writes:

> / ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) was heard to say:
> | I'm still unsure that blurring the distinction between language
> | constructs and atomic steps was a good idea.
> |
> | In particular, I think 5.7 Other Steps is needlessly confusing,
> | because it tries to cover both atomic and compound steps.
> |
> | I think the tableau should be split into two versions, one for atomic
> | steps and one for compound steps, with only the latter requiring a
> | discussion of the environment.
>
> Even for atomic steps, the environment is necessary for handling
> ignored prefixes and default readable ports.

I guess it was the presence of p:output* which I thought was
particularly misleading . . .

ht
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