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New step: wait for input

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:38:56 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m24nb49jof.fsf@nwalsh.com>
Ari's Balisage symposium talk highlights the need for a step that will wait
for user input. I wonder if

  <p:wait-for-update href="someURI"/>

would do the trick. The proposed semantics are that it waits until someURI has
changed. For file: URIs, this is obvious, but I think it could be made to work
for HTTP URIs as well, at least those where the server returns a last-modified
or etag header.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 512 761 6676

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