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Re: Can a pipeline 'call' itself?

From: HILLMAN, Tomos <tomos.hillman@oup.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:00:48 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikT21tJFt8k4ScQewokeKfyLW5keGv6jit0pojh@mail.gmail.com>
To: "xproc-dev@w3.org" <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Thanks all: the best solution turned out to be a couple of XSLT steps - not
seeing the wood for the trees here!

On that note, does anyone have any principles or rules of thumb as to when
it's best to use xproc and when it's best to do something using xslt?

Cheers,
Tom

On 27 July 2010 20:40, Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com> wrote:

> Tomos,
>
> You can certainly do recursion in XProc pipelines. The example pipeline
> below was used to test a 'paged' Atom feed. The step of type 'test:get-page'
> tests, using a p:choose, for the presence of a 'next' link in the feed and
> keeps calling itself until there is no 'next' link at which point it exits.
> I haven't run it recently so I can't say it'll work straight-off but the
> principle is valid. How that exactly fits what you're trying to do I can't
> say but it might help.
>
>
> Regards
>
> Philip
>
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <p:declare-step
>                xmlns:as="http://atomserver.org/namespaces/1.0/"
>                xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"
>                 xmlns:c="http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc-step"
>                 xmlns:cx="http://xmlcalabash.com/ns/extensions"
>                xmlns:os="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/"
>                 xmlns:p="http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc"
>                 xmlns:pxp="http://exproc.org/proposed/steps"
>                xmlns:test="http://www.test.foo.co.uk/"
>                xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
>                xml:base="../../"
>                exclude-inline-prefixes="atom c cx p pxp test xs"
>                name="test"
>                version="1.0">
>
>        <p:serialization port="result" indent="true"
> omit-xml-declaration="false"
>                        method="xml" encoding="utf-8"
> media-type="application/xml"/>
>
>        <p:input port="source" sequence="false">
>                <p:inline>
>                        <test:results/>
>                </p:inline>
>        </p:input>
>        <p:output port="result" sequence="false"/>
>
>        <p:import href="../lib/library-1.0.xpl"/>
>        <p:import href="lib/core.xpl"/>
>
>        <p:declare-step name="feed-page" type="test:get-page">
>                <p:input port="source" sequence="false"/>
>                <p:output port="result" sequence="false"/>
>
>                <p:option name="href"/>
>                <p:option name="entries-per-page"/>
>                <p:option name="index"/>
>
>                <p:load name="get-feed">
>                        <p:with-option name="href" select="concat($href,
> '?max-results=', $entries-per-page ,'&amp;start-index=', $index)"/>
>                </p:load>
>
>                <p:insert name="insert-page" match="/test:results"
> position="last-child">
>                        <p:input port="source">
>                                <p:pipe step="feed-page" port="source"/>
>                        </p:input>
>                        <p:input port="insertion">
>                                <p:pipe step="get-feed" port="result"/>
>                        </p:input>
>                </p:insert>
>
>                <cx:message>
>                        <p:with-option name="message"
> select="concat('[test:get-page] ',
> /test:results/atom:feed[last()]/atom:link[@rel = 'self']/@href)"/>
>                </cx:message>
>
>                <p:choose>
>                        <p:when
> test="/test:results/atom:feed[last()]/atom:link[@rel = 'next']">
>                                <test:get-page>
>                                        <p:with-option name="href"
> select="$href"/>
>                                        <p:with-option
> name="entries-per-page" select="$entries-per-page"/>
>                                        <p:with-option name="index"
> select="/test:results/atom:feed[last()]/as:endIndex"/>
>                                </test:get-page>
>                        </p:when>
>                        <p:otherwise>
>                                <p:identity/>
>                        </p:otherwise>
>                </p:choose>
>        </p:declare-step>
>
>        <test:get-page href="
> http://192.168.192.10:8080/atomserver/v1/test/atom-6/"
> entries-per-page="4" index="0"/>
> <!--    <test:get-page href="
> https://api.test.foo.co.uk/atomstore/v1/pets/dogs/" entries-per-page="4"
> index="0"/>-->
>
>        <p:validate-with-schematron name="validate">
>                <p:input port="source"/>
>                <p:input port="parameters">
>                        <p:empty/>
>                </p:input>
>                <p:input port="schema">
>                        <p:document href="atom-6/schema/paged-feeds.sch"/>
>                </p:input>
>                <p:log port="result" href="logs/atom-6.xml"/>
>        </p:validate-with-schematron>
>
>        <p:identity>
>                <p:input port="source">
>                        <p:pipe step="validate" port="report"/>
>                </p:input>
>        </p:identity>
> </p:declare-step>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xproc-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xproc-dev-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of HILLMAN, Tomos
> Sent: 27 July, 2010 6:08 PM
> To: xproc-dev@w3.org
> Subject: Can a pipeline 'call' itself?
>
> Hi List,
>
> I'm tinkering with some chunking scripts (again!), and would appreciate
> some advice on how to approach a problem.
>
> Essentially our (document based) data has some 'floating' structures which
> are called in at relevant points in the XML using processing instructions
> (please don't suggest alternative data models; that's well outside the scope
> of the problem!).  These are often stored elsewhere in the document compared
> to the XML we might wish to extract into a 'chunk'.  Fairly straightforward
> so far; I can successfully pull floats into the chunk from the original
> complete document based on references within that chunk.
>
> The issue is that these floating structures may themselves refer to other
> floating structures; therefore some form of recursion (and testing) is
> required.  What is the best way of approaching this?  I assume that it's not
> XProc's 'way' to have a procedural 'do.. until' structure - is the
> alternative to build a timeline that 'calls' itself?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Tom
>
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