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Re: Henry's proposed syntax change

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 12:23:19 +0000
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bd4sj6qtk.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Norman Walsh writes:

> | So a pipeline with a single input and output needs no port
> | declarations.
>
> Isn't this conflating two things? Couldn't we equally say that
>
> <p:pipeline ...attrs...>
>   ...content...
> </p:pipeline>
>
> is equivalent to
>
> <p:declare-step ...attrs...>
>   ...content...
> </p:declare-step>
>
> and (continue to) require that all the inputs and outputs on a
> p:pipeline must be declared.

We could, but I think we should take advantage of the opportunity to
keep p:pipeline as simple as possible and _not_ have that requirement.

ht
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