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Subject: RE: optimize XPath query to speed up processing
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 09:59:50 -0400
xpath speed
At 2002-08-08 09:54 -0400, Jiang, Peiyun wrote:
Is "/*/*/section|/*/*/*/section|/*/*/*/*/section" more efficient than
"//section"?

Yes, because "//section" will not stop when it finds a section, it will continue looking within any found section for any descendent section all the way to every element leaf of the node tree.


................... Ken


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