[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
01 Jul 2003 17:22:55 +0200

* Chris Angus
| Why not specify an abstract model for output, with XML and templated
| raw text as two specific physical output forms specified as part of
| TMQL.  Other physical output forms based on the abstract model MAY
| be specified as separate extensions.  The SHALL requirement would be
| to produce output in one or more of the conformant forms
| (i.e. conformant to the abstract model).

This sounds like an interesting approach, but I'm when I try to think
of how it might work in practice my mind pretty much draws a blank. Do
you have any ideas about how this might work, or did you just mean to
propose this general approach? If you, or anyone else, has ideas on
this I think it would be very interesting to hear them.

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