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Re: calling for xproc pain points, requested features, etc

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 18:06:29 +0000
To: Geert Josten <geert.josten@dayon.nl>
Cc: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>, Jostein Austvik Jacobsen <josteinaj@gmail.com>, xproc-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b7h13fkuy.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
Geert Josten writes:

> I’d prefer magic. One would need only a few detection rules to
> determine the type. Text starting with ‘xquery version’? XML
> starting with an element

Sniffing is bad.  No magic, please.

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