Re: parameters and pipelines

/ "Innovimax SARL" <> was heard to say:
| Ok so, in that case, since the behaviour of p:input and p:input
| kind="parameter" are different, I would argue to mandate the kind
| attribute to notice visually the difference

I think that's an unreasonable burden on users.

Very few steps have parameter inputs. The three that do have parameter
inputs named "parameters". It would seem pointless to require users to

  <p:input port="parameters" kind="parameters">

every time they want to use parameters on XSLT, XSLT 2.0, or XQuery.

It's true that pipelines (and implementatoin-defined steps) can have
parameter input ports with arbitrary names, but I think the likelihood
of any confusion is small and the burden of putting the kind on every
use is large.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <> | It is not impossibilities which fill us            | with the deepest despair, but
                              | possibilities which we have failed to
                              | realize.--Robert Mallet

Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 17:03:30 UTC