XML Pipeline Definition Language introduced as Note . The W3C has released XML Pipeline Definition Language, which describes "the processing relationships between XML resources" as a Note. [ xmlhack ]
The example shown illustrates an XML-ized make. Presumably another kind of "pipeline processor" than a command shell could be used, and the inputs and outputs could be other than files -- e.g., SAX/DOM/SOAP sources and sinks.
The trick will be to do these things in a human-writeable way. It's been a long time since I was able to write any but the simplest makefile by hand. That's one reason I found scripting so compelling -- no makefile programming.
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