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[closed] Re: p:pipe convention

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:45:07 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
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"James Fuller" <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com> writes:

> consider the following contrived example;
> could we not omit the step attribute on the p:pipe to default mean
> 'this' step e.g. the local step ?

The WG considered this kind of "shortcut" but concluded that defining
one kind of default for a missing p:input and another kind of default
for missing attributes on a p:pipe would just be too confusing.

The WG is not motivated to revisit this issue at this time, we are
satisfied by the status quo.

If you find this resolution unsatisfactory, please let us know.

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