Re: Quick Xpath
> On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Jeni Tennison wrote: > > > Hello Mike, > > > > > If the DOM interface for XPath specified that nodes could be > > > returned in any order, this would be a conformant use of XPath, > > > though many users would find it irritating. > > > > Yep. But I guess that most implementers may as well get used to > > returning node "sets" in document order now, since they're going to > > have to do that anyway when (if) they implement XPath 2.0 and node > > *sequences*. > > So far, the Jaxen project has decided that XPath 2.0 is probably > less than useful to us. Haven't had any users asking about it > either. Seems like most folks are happy with 1.0 (or at least > are not too unhappy with it). 2.0 just seems to lose much of > the simplicity and -value- that XPath 1.0 has for many developers. <AOL>Amen</AOL> But a question remains. Are sequences part of the problem you see in XPath 2.0? Or are the complicating details all the *ahem* other ahem stuff that has been discussed and deplored ad nauseam in this forum? This is important because if, like me, you see a handful of really useful things in XPath 2.0 buried in mounds of waste, then you should be sure to tell the group precisely what you find useful. This will allow/encourage them to establish a conformance level of XPath 2.0 with which implementors such as you and me can content ourselves. Of course I should note that my own such message is sitting, half-finished, in my inbox. I guess I'd better get my hypocrite self over to finish it. :-) -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Track chair, XML/Web Services One Boston: http://www.xmlconference.com/ The many heads of XML modeling - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6393 Will XML live up to its promise? - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/li brary/x-think11.html
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