Re: XPath and XSD/RNG
On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Stefan Tilkov wrote: > Is there a way to check whether an XPath expression could possibly be > true for a document conforming to a particular W3C XML Schema (or > Relax NG schema) without having access to the document? Is this > something that toolkits support? > > E.g. if the schema disallows /root/element/subelement, the XPath > expression /root/element/subelement cannot yield a non-null result > for any conforming document. An XQuery processor that implements static typing should be useful here. XQuery stipulates that if it can be statically determined that an expression $x/path (where the variable $x is declared to have your schema's type) always returns the empty sequence, this should be manifested as a compile-time error. The same could apply to XSLT 2.0, but I am not sure. Vladimir
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