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RE: Some notes about pxp:zip and pxp:unzip

From: <vojtech.toman@emc.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:21:11 -0400
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One more thing that I forgot about pxp:zip: it would be nice if it were possible to compress non-XML data as well (in a similar way that p:http-request allows sending non-XML request bodies). Otherwise things such as creating an EPUB with images would still be impossible with standard XProc.

Regards,
Vojtech

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: vojtech.toman@emc.com [mailto:vojtech.toman@emc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:17 PM
> To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Some notes about pxp:zip and pxp:unzip
> 
> > * [10]A-206-02: Jim to start drafting a note for p:zip/p:unzip
> 
> Perhaps Jim has already run into this, but I thought I should bring up
> some issues (those that I remember) with implementing the current
> EXProc pxp:zip/pxp:unzip steps.
> 
> pxp:zip:
> - What about source files that are not included in the pxp:zip
> manifest? Is that an error or do they end up in the ZIP archive under
> their original base URI?
> - Serialization. At the moment, pxp:zip does not allow to specify how
> XML documents are serialized in the ZIP archive. I ended up with adding
> serialization options to pxp:zip which are applied to each XML file and
> are therefore archive-global. It might be useful, though, to be able to
> specify different serialization options per file - but that would
> probably require putting the serialization options into the pxp:zip
> manifest somehow.
> - Not sure about the compression level names "smallest" | "fastest" |
> "default" | "huffman" | "none". They are a direct lift from the Java
> java.util.zip.Deflater API. Plus, the "huffman" constant is not a
> compression level, but a compression strategy. I think it should not be
> in the list.
> - The pxp:zip step returns a c:zipfile representation of the ZIP
> archive on the "result" port. While I understand that this might be
> useful, it is not consistent with existing standard steps that write
> output to an external location (p:store, p:xsl-formatter) and that
> return a URI reference to the external data.
> 
> pxp:unzip:
> - I think for non-XML data, the step should behave as p:data or p:http-
> request. Right now, the pxp:unzip spec says that: "If the content-type
> specified is not an XML content type, the file is base64 encoded and
> returned in a single c:data element." This obviously does not match the
> behavior of p:data wrt text media types. The pxp:unzip step also does
> not insert the "content-type" and "encoding" attributes on the c:data
> wrapper.
> - What happens if the file specified through the "file" option is not
> found in the archive (I assume a dynamic error)?
> 
> Regards,
> Vojtech
> 
> --
> Vojtech Toman
> Consultant Software Engineer
> EMC | Information Intelligence Group
> vojtech.toman@emc.com
> http://developer.emc.com/xmltech
> 
> 
> 
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