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Re: Handling verbosity

From: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 22:13:20 -0700
Message-ID: <6fa681b10909202213q23508c2ele033a2770d433929@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Warner <abimelech@gmail.com>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Leif,

I was playing with this on your recommendation - it's a very nice tool
indeed. I'll have to write it up.

Kurt Cagle
Managing Editor
http://xmlToday.org


On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Leif Warner <abimelech@gmail.com> wrote:

> It's nice to hear about the XProc support in oXygen, and there's a couple
> of visual editors for XProc...
>
> On the command-line side:
> In case any of you out there use PXSL[1], I've made a list of default
> shortcuts for use with XProc, up at:
> http://www.portlanddatasystems.com/projects/xproc.edf
>
> PXSL is a shorthand for XML which brackets the text rather than the element
> names (makes sense in element-dominated documents), and uses whitespace
> indentation rather than closing tags to control nesting.  If you're familiar
> with Haml you've seen this before.  I already use it all the time for
> writing XSLT stylesheets, and it has built-ins for that; this is just the
> equivalent of those built-ins for XProc.  PXSL can be used fine without that
> shortcuts list I made - that list just adds "p:" namespace prefixes, and
> adds some default parameters so you can say "input source //title" rather
> than "p:input -port=source -select=//title".
>
> The general idea is that you would write this:
>
>
>> declare-step xquery-test -xmlns:p=http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc -xmlns:c=
>> http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc-step
>>   input parameters -kind=parameter
>>   input source
>>   output result
>>
>>   xquery
>>     input query
>>       inline
>>         c:query
>>           <{ <elem>5</elem> }>
>>
>
> which when processed as pxslcc -a xproc.edf query.pxsl > query.xpl
> becomes this:
>
> <p:declare-step name="xquery-test" xmlns:p="http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc"
>> xmlns:c="http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc-step">
>>   <p:input port="parameters" kind="parameter"/>
>>   <p:input port="source"/>
>>   <p:output port="result"/>
>>
>>   <p:xquery>
>>     <p:input port="query">
>>       <p:inline>
>>         <c:query> &lt;elem>5&lt;/elem> </c:query>
>>       </p:inline>
>>     </p:input>
>>   </p:xquery>
>> </p:declare-step>
>>
>
> PXSL works for XML in general, as well.  I write web pages that way.
> Bad news is you lose syntax highlighting support writing that way.  I have
> a little thing for vim to fix that I've been working on.
>
> [1] http://community.moertel.com/pxsl/
>
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