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Re: more struggles with POWDER test matierals

From: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 16:00:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4A0AE08F.5090508@philarcher.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-powderwg <public-powderwg@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Harry Halpin wrote:

> Yes, I concur with Phil.


  This is precisely a problem due to the
> combination of XSLT2, schema include support, and GRDDL it appears,
> *not* a broken test-case for POWDER per se. Note that due to XSLT2 not
> being requested (and I did ask I believe if there was interest), we
> did not have this test-case in the GRDDL Test Cases. However, my
> question for Phil: Is it possible to do this without schema includes
> or XSLT2? I assume the answer is no, but if this is mission-critical
> code, then it would be better to have everything done in a single
> schema without schema includes and using XSLT 1. Of course, I am
> assuming POWDER has excellent reasons for using XSLT2+schema includes.

We need the replace() function in XSLT 2 to convert our white space 
separated lists into regular expressions. In simplified form, something like

<includehsosts>example.com example.org</includehosts>


<includeregex>[regex_blurb] (example.com|example.org) [more_regex_blurb] 

And (our XML expert reliably informs me) you can't do that in XSLT 1.

We use schema references simply because /all/ (valid) POWDER documents 
can, by design, be transformed into what we call POWDER-S but what is 
actually an OWL ontology. It's an important part of the semantics that 
the three different species of POWDER are semantically equivalent and 
including the schema reference is our way of making this explicit and, 
in theory at least, machine discoverable/processable.



>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/powder/Group/features.html
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>>> p.s. tracker, this is re ACTION-262
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