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RE: XPath 2.0

Subject: RE: XPath 2.0
From: "Evan Lenz" <elenz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 14:16:57 -0800
RE:  XPath 2.0
I've gotten used to typing &lt; for "<", but it helps that there's some
semantic association in the letters "lt" with the operator's actual
function.

Twice as bad, to me, would be if we were also required to type &gt; for ">"
(which people do anyway). "&lt;&lt;" is exponentially worse, IMHO.

So far, XPath 1.0 has done a good job isolating escape issues to the "<"
operator (and sometimes &apos; or &quot;). I think it's a good thing that we
have "and" instead of "&". When possible, we should avoid using markup
characters as though we were unaware that this stuff had to be used in XML.

That said, there are a lot bigger fish to fry.

Evan

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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David
> Carlisle
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> Subject: Re:  XPath 2.0
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> > Does anyone on this list care that "<<", when used in XSLT,
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> > written as "a&lt;&lt;b"?
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> not too much
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> a) it's only twice as bad as < and not too many people have complained
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> b) As with < you'd almost always be able to easily restructure your
>     query in terms of >> if it bothered you.
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> c) Anyone rash enough to use an XML editor to type their XSLT files
>    instead of using emacs can presumably type << anyway.
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> David
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