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Re: p:exec -- can it apply to only selected parts of input using a loop?

From: Inigo Surguy <inigo.surguy@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:40:07 +0000
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To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
> What would a developer think p:viewport does intuitively?  If random xml
> developer not familiar with xproc was asked what they were going to do when
> viewing a port on their xml input what would they say?

>From a quick poll of the two developers next to me who are familiar
with XML but unfamiliar with XProc:

* "Maybe something like a SQL view, so I'd expect to be able to see a
bit of the data, maybe transform it and maybe join it with other data"

* "Maybe you'd use it for viewing a subset of an XML document -
perhaps you'd give it an XPath and it would just show you things that
matched it?"

Perhaps this is influenced by me pronouncing it as the one word
"viewport" rather than the two words "view port", but that seems to
reflect what viewport actually does fairly well.

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