Re: Concerned about the increasing reliance on XPath
On 09/05/2011 16:43, Stephen D Green wrote: > I tried to think of a way to write the XPath expression so > it gives the same result whatever the version of XPath You can write /example:a/@version-id = 0.4 or /example:a/@version-id = '0.4' depending on which you mean [*], in both cases using the API of the processor to ensure that prefix "example" is bound to namespace URI "http://www.example.com". Writing it in a way that doesn't depend on any namespace bindings set up via the API is much harder - XPath is designed on the assumption that the bindings will be set up externally, and you're going against the grain if you don't want to do that. Michael Kay Saxonica [*] the first will also match version-id="0.40", the second won't. Yes, XPath is not a language designed for people who find such fine distinctions irritating - the "do what I meant, not what I said" brigade.
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