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Re: general purpose filter stylesheet

Subject: Re: general purpose filter stylesheet
From: Robert Sösemann <robert.soesemann@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 10:46:39 +0100
filter stylesheet
Thanks Michael,

you wrote:
[I don't know what the intended semantics of your expression are. Perhaps
it's equivalent to the XPath expression

  ((//author='Date' or //title='Database Systems') and //number='1')

in which case doing the translation into XPath might not be too difficult.]

That right that thios would not be to hard, BUT what would XSLT return.
I could only specify one node type in my match attribute: a parent of number
which is issue.

But then I would get the whole issue subtree with ALL articles, EVEN those
whose author is NOT 'Date' and the title is NOT 'Database Systems'. But I
want my query ONLY to return this part of my XML that make sense to the
query.
Note: Additional to the query I get information to which supertree an
propery as 'author' belongs. (e.g. article) AND I know that there a no two
elemet with the same name in my document.

That all I know. And I am trying to solve that problem for the last 3 weeks.
Is it not possible with XSLT? Do I need XQuery. I even could not find help
in your book.

S O S !!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 8:25 PM
Subject: RE:  general purpose filter stylesheet


> > How can I do this query resolving with XSLT?
> > (I need this for an java xml wrapper, that can submit queries
> > to given docs
> > without knowing a lot of their structure)
> >
> > My query is an boolean expression:
> > ###########################
> >
> > ((author='Date' or title='Database Systems') and number='1')
> > PROBLEM: 'number' is not part of the same parent as 'author'
> >
> You seem to have invented your own query language. If you want this to
work
> when "number" and "author" are not siblings, then you're assuming some
> semantics that are different from the XPath semantics. If you want to
invent
> your own query language, then you will have to define its syntax and
> semantics, and write a translator that converts it into an XPath
expression.
> You can then pass the resulting XPath expression to a suitable dynamic
XPath
> execution engine - for example the xx:evaluate() function in Saxon or
Xalan.
>
> I don't know what the intended semantics of your expression are. Perhaps
> it's equivalent to the XPath expression
>
>   ((//author='Date' or //title='Database Systems') and //number='1')
>
> in which case doing the translation into XPath might not be too difficult.
>
> Michael Kay
> Software AG
> home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
>


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