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RE: XSLT extension action - continued

From: Nick Van den Bleeken <Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:40:42 +0200
To: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>, Claudius Teodorescu <claud108@yahoo.com>, "www-forms@w3.org" <www-forms@w3.org>
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Hi,

That's my view too. It doesn't matter which processor you use, it is functional a transformation of the input data to the output data from XForms' standpoint .

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From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Philip Fennell
Sent: donderdag 2 september 2010 15:44
To: Claudius Teodorescu; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: XSLT extension action - continued


Hello,

> "Transform" is a very nice name in case of XSLT and XSL-FO
> (both available through eDIB). But, for XProc and XQuery this
> name is not so intuitive.

In the cases of XSLT, XQuery and XProc, when these processes are applied to an instance data the result will be a a new structure (or at the very least the same structure (identity)) so I think the most common and broadly understood term to describe what has happened to the instance data is a transformation. Therefore, calling the action xf:transform would seem, to me, to be the most obvious choice.


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From: www-forms-request@w3.org [www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Claudius Teodorescu [claud108@yahoo.com]
Sent: 02 September 2010 13:17
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Fw: XSLT extension action - continued

Hi,


"Transform" is a very nice name in case of XSLT and XSL-FO (both available through eDIB). But, for XProc and XQuery this name is not so intuitive. There is no other verb in English, which could describe such data processing step? I know that, in XForms, all actions are "processing steps" (e.g. insert, setvalue, delete, etc.), but there is also a container for them, namely "action" element.

Couldn't we find another more general name?

Claudius Teodorescu
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