Re: ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer
> I'm a little surprised that you seem [from the last sentence of section > 3] to see the scheme as providing a way of addressing within an XML > entity, rather than an XML document. In fact, I think it would be most > useful to say that both entity expansion and XInclude processing should > happen before XPath evaluation. Uh oh. Here comes Elliotte with a blackjack. I'm ducking preemptively ;-) > I've been looking for a way of defining a syntax for XPath expressions > that doesn't depend on the namespace context, for use in a dynamic > xx:evaluate(), and this XPointer scheme seems to provide the answer. Yes. As Ricko said, kudos to Simon (he really worked a mitzvah on this one). I think this scheme will also be useful for some odd uses in 4Suite. Agreed with all your suggested clarifications, BTW. They will enlarge it a bit, but I think the result will be clearer to implementors and users. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p y.html The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind ex.php/article/articleview/663/1/24/ The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in dex.php/article/articleview/679/1/24/ Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807 Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork s/xml/library/x-tipgenr.html
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