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Re: Serialization of XDM - Use cases / Proposal
- From: "David A. Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Jim Tivy <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:32:53 -0400
In my mind this new specification I'm proposing would neither subsume
the existing serialization specifications, nor be merged ino XQuery,
XPath and XSLT.|
The former because I'm proposing an entirely different set of use cases
and implications that the existing specification does not address, but
on the other hand it doesn't replace the use cases the existing spec
addresses. Hence it is not a replacement. Its disjoint.
The later because in practice I cannot imagine the W3C cracking open
the XQuery, XPath and XSLT specifactions to add this.
Perhaps they 'should' (??)... but I don't believe it will happen. I'm
not convinced myself that its appropriate anyway as there is value in
having smaller specs to address individual issues then bigger specs
that try to address everything.
In the mean time though I suggest there is real world value in a new
XDM Serialization spec that covers the use cases I have put forth (and
probably others as well).
Perhaps it should be called something else so as not to be confused.
Naming suggestions welcome !
As for this becoming a 'real' specification, I certainly cannot do
that, I'm not on the W3C ( or ISO or Oasis or any other 'standards
organizaiton') and cant afford to join myself and even if I could it
would require the efforts of multiple people over a long time. Maybe
someday ! In the mean time if I can identify a real need and propose
an informal specification and then implement it and see if I can get
others to implement it that can have real value , IMHO.
David A. Lee
Jim Tivy wrote:
is a question of scope.
scope of an XDM Serialization
recommendation, would not an XDM Serialization recommendation subsume
and XQuery serialization specification - or should they not be the same
specification since XQuery,XPath and XSLT are tied to XDM?
concatenation of node sequences such that they are parseable as
In the case you describe I think that fits well.
Atleast in my reading
describes serializing a sequence of nodes. I think this spec would fit
for your use case.
Atleast that is my read, I admit I have a hard time following the
this spec (not to blame the authors, I just have a hard time
I agree. The
serialization is intended for this use case and is regularly used in
way. (Though perhaps the HTML output method is more suitable than the
output method.) This requirement is out of scope for this project,
to retain information present in the XDM that the existing
methods throw away.
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