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RE: URIs for the standard output and input streams

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 20:30:39 -0500
To: <tbray@textuality.com>, "'Colin Paul Adams'" <colin@colina.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <070a01c85583$eb1e7e20$0702a8c0@Guides.local>

> > In my XSLT 2.0 processor (Gestalt), I am using URIs to 
> represent the 
> > standard output and input streams for consistency of addresssing
> > (stdin: and stdout: respectively, with no other lexical 
> forms - so no 
> > relative URIs).
> Although if you were going to do this you'd want stderr as 
> well, and you'd probably like to avoid creating three new URI 
> schemes, so something like std:in/std:out/std:err or maybe 
> urn:std:in, etc. would work well.

Rather than "std:" wouldn't something like "stdio:" make a bit more sense?
OTOH, "stdin:", "stdout:", "stderr:" are more "standard", no pun intended,
so I'd wonder it wouldn't make sense to go with them?  Just a thought...

-Mike Schinkel
Received on Sunday, 13 January 2008 01:30:58 UTC

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