IRC log of xproc on 2013-08-21

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zakim, this will be xproc
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ok, Norm; I see XML_PMWG()10:00AM scheduled to start in 5 minutes
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Meeting: XML Processing Model WG
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Date: 21 August 2013
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Meeting: 235
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Chair: Norm
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Scribe: Norm
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ScribeNick: Norm
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zakim, passcode?
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the conference code is 97762 (tel:+1.617.761.6200, Norm
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Norm has changed the topic to: XProc Agenda
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zakim, aaaa is jf_2013
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+jf_2013; got it
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Topic: Accept this agenda?
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Present: Norm, Vojtech, Jim, Alex
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Accepted, as ammended
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Topic: Accept minutes from the previous meeting?
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Topic: Next meeting: 28 August 2013 or at the face-to-face
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Next meeting: 28 August 2013
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Topic: Review of open action items
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A-217-03 completed
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A-231-02 completed
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A-228-01 overtaken by events
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Topic: Face to face prep, updated requirements and use cases document
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Norm walks through section 4
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Jim: I added the ????-mark items in section 4.10 from other lists I had
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Some discussion of p:empty and whether or not it's needed.
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Alex orig email on empty
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It's used in parameter input ports, but those are going away
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Alex: I also use it in p:document
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...Now that I've been reminded why we need it, I guess it's ok.
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Norm: All of the 4.x items are marked must/should except for 4.9; let's mark 4.9 must
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Norm: Let's move "allow multiple p:catch" up to its own top-level item, marked "should"
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Norm; So. Is that everything. More to the point, if that's all we did, would it be a success?
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Alex: Let's pull AVTs out as its own "must" thing. All the other syntactic simplifications are "shoulds"
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Norm: Yes, I agree.
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Norm: Off topic, but for the minutes, wrt loading extension functions, the spec currently says "thou shalt not", I think we may want to soften that.
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Some discussion of importing function libraries
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Jim: I think the goal is to allow for reuse of existing libraries.
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Norm: Well, I think it's also about allowing pipeline authors to write their own functions in p:when test expressions.
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ACTION: A-235-01 Alex to provide a use case for the extension library item
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Vojtech: Someone once asked about using XProc steps as XPath functions.
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...Maybe we could allow functions to be created from XProc pipelines.
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Alex: Certainly, in my particular use case, I can do what I want with steps. But it's heavyweight.
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Norm: I think mapping steps to functions is an interesting idea.
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Alex: I wonder if we can find the message where that was requested.
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Alex: With respect to the extension library, if loading them was implementation defined, it would be nice if there was some way to make the dependency explicit, in metadata, perhaps.
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Norm's cx:import reference
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Norm: Back to face-to-face planning
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...It sounds like we're happy with these requirements
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...Coming out of the f2f, I want a publishable requirements documents
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Alex: I'd like to be done before TPAC
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another link for ext funcs
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Some discussion of XML processor profiles
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Jim: Would it help if we matched each profile with a concrete example?
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Alex: Maybe, but let's review the comments more carefully before we add work to our plate
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Vojtech: Right, but if we add more perspective, then we run the risk of introducing new areas of contention
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Alex: It would be nice to arrive at the f2f with a concrete list of issues to address.
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Topic: Any other business?
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None heard.
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rrsagent, draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate Norm
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Attendees were Norm, Jeroen, +420.6.026.9.aaaa, Alex_Milows, jf_2013
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