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Re: Proposed EXPath module: resource collections

From: Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:08:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CADyR_r2jO1Tj87c2J15pq=dJkX2vYE8JH0EHn4owKp5E+Ud3Lw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christian Grün <christian.gruen@gmail.com>
Cc: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@emc.com>, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, EXPath CG <public-expath@w3.org>, Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>, Mike Sokolov <msokolov@gmail.com>, Hans-Juergen Rennau <hrennau@yahoo.de>
Fixed Hans-Juergen email address...
On 18 Feb 2015 14:05, "Florent Georges" <fgeorges@fgeorges.org> wrote:

> Makes sense to me. I am not even sure any property should be mandatory.
>
> Besides describing the "framework for resource properties" (how to get and
> set them), the benefit of defining "standard" properties is for
> interoperability, to ensure that properties provided by several
> implementations use all the same name for the same property.
>
> About your second paragraph, what do you mean by "functions resulting from
> the evaluation of maps" and by "being statically parsed"?
> On 18 Feb 2015 13:43, "Christian Grün" <christian.gruen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Good idea! I would also welcome the introduction of such a module.
>>
>> I also believe that the lowest common subset of document properties in
>> different implementations boils down to only a few properties.. if any
>> at all (except for the document uri). In my experience, most people
>> were asking for such an extension to be able to store and retrieve
>> application-defined document properties. The Qizx API provided a
>> similar feature for that (see [1], Section 8). A compromise could be
>> to have a minimum set of mandatory document properties and an extended
>> set of recommended properties.
>>
>> Talking about the fetch function, I would personally prefer to have a
>> static rc:fetch function. As long as we don't have enhanced type
>> definitions, as recently motivated by John Snelson, functions
>> resulting from the evaluation of maps cannot be statically parsed
>> anymore.
>>
>> [1] http://kiwi.emse.fr/DN/qizx-manual.pdf
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 10:07 PM, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> You might consider adding a "size" property. It's pretty useful
>> >
>> > yes, that was an oversight in my initial list.
>> >
>> > Michael Kay
>> > Saxonica
>> >
>>
>>
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