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Re: Implicit outputs

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:01:59 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5by6ri96co.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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Norman Walsh writes:

> In other words, does this paragraph:
>
>   Additionally, if a compound step has no declared outputs and the
>   last step in its subpipeline has an unbound primary output, then an
>   implicit primary output port will be added to the compound step (and
>   consequently the last step's primary output will be bound to it).
>   This implicit output port has no name. It inherits the sequence
>   property of the port bound to it.
>
> apply to p:declare-step?
>
> We don't say it doesn't, but I'm not sure it should.

Hmm, seems to me it would surprise people if it didn't.  What downside
are you worrying about?

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