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From Michael Wechner <michael.wech...@wyona.com>
Subject Re: W3C XML Processing working group
Date Sun, 01 Jan 2006 22:19:18 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

>On 12/30/05, Sylvain Wallez <sylvain@apache.org> wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>The W3C recently set up an "XML Processing working group"[1] whose
>>primary goal is to define an XML processing language (i.e. pipelines).
>>    
>>
>
>Wow, innovation at work! :-)
>
>  
>
>>AFAIU the group's direction is not to reinvent something new, but to
>>standardize what already exists, taking as inputs two pipeline languages
>>that were submitted as W3C notes, namely Norman Walsh's[2] and XPL from
>>Orbeon[3] (that BTW they claim to be the pipeline language "that has in
>>fact been used the most"[4].
>>
>>My impression is that what this WG will end up defining yet another
>>programming language in XML, and that this language will either be very
>>limited in the processing types it allows in order to be implemented on
>>a wide range of platforms (including browsers), or allow a lot of
>>extensibility, thus actually limiting its portability.
>>
>>WDYT, should we join the party?
>>    
>>

I think it would make sense to at least talk to them, or has this been 
done already?

>
>I'm not that much interested into yet another DSL expressed in XML,
>and I don't feel alone at all. Actually I'd much rather drift towards
>a programmatic pipeline API.
>

what do you mean by a programmatic pipeline API?

Thanks

Michi

> Anyone has the guts to start a JSR on
>that? :)
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>


>--
>Gianugo Rabellino
>Pro-netics s.r.l. -  http://www.pro-netics.com
>Orixo, the XML business alliance: http://www.orixo.com
>(blogging at http://www.rabellino.it/blog/)
>
>  
>


-- 
Michael Wechner
Wyona      -   Open Source Content Management   -    Apache Lenya
http://www.wyona.com                      http://lenya.apache.org
michael.wechner@wyona.com                        michi@apache.org


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