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Re: XProc terminology and reference model?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:22:13 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m28wlqt6u2.fsf@nwalsh.com>
"Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org> writes:
> I would like to confirm with you some terminology.
> A .xpl file is the:
>    - pipeline definition
>    - workflow definition
>    - process definition
> (Any of these terms may be used)

I prefer "pipeline file" or "pipeline definition".

> Calabash and Calumet are:
>    - pipeline engines
>    - workflow engines

Again, I strongly prefer "pipeline" over "workflow". Yes, you can do
some simple workflows with XProc pipelines, but it's not designed to
satisfy the requirements of more complex workflow use cases.

> The XML files that are processed are the:
>    - cases
> (This is the term used by the Workflow Management Coalition [1])

I call the XML files that are processed "documents".

> XProc Reference Model:
> http://www.xfront.com/xproc-reference-model.gif
> Do you agree with these terms, and with the reference model?

Pipeline processors don't usually write XPL files so I think that
arrow should be one way. 

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