Re: Question for the XPath and DOM folks
On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 12:53:51PM -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote: > Ahhh. But many vendors (including Microsoft) have shipped DOM > implementations that enable XPath queries. Also the W3C DOM working group > is in the process of standardizing XPath over the DOM as we speak > so you can't just punt and say it shouldn't happen and is thus undefined > since it already does. > >  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-DOM-Level-3-XPath-20020328/ Well this either ain't exactly XPath or either ain't exactly DOM. The issue of the divergence between the XPath data model and DOM has been known from quite a long time, it should not appear as a surprise. I do think that providing XPath as a DOM extension makes a lot of sense from a toolkit perspective (I do it too !) but IMHO the XPath data representation subset should be used on trees manipulated with XPath (since it's the smallest subset functionnalities wise). Daniel -- Daniel Veillard | Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/ veillard@r... | libxml GNOME XML XSLT toolkit http://xmlsoft.org/ http://veillard.com/ | Rpmfind RPM search engine http://rpmfind.net/
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