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RE: XPath 2.0

Subject: RE: XPath 2.0
From: "Brinkman, Theodore" <Theodore.Brinkman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 17:25:02 -0500
RE:  XPath 2.0
Just an idea posted by a total X* newbie...

Would it be a good idea to change '<' to 'less', '<<' to 'before', '>' to
'more', and '>>' to 'after'?  Gets rid of the confusion over <,>,<<, and >>
showing up in a file a person is trying to parse.  (I know it still throws
me off.)

	- Theo

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Lenz [mailto:elenz@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 5:17 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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

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.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David
> Carlisle
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 1:46 PM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  XPath 2.0
> > Does anyone on this list care that "<<", when used in XSLT,
> would have to be
> > written as "a&lt;&lt;b"?
> not too much
> a) it's only twice as bad as < and not too many people have complained
>    about that.
> b) As with < you'd almost always be able to easily restructure your
>     query in terms of >> if it bothered you.
> c) Anyone rash enough to use an XML editor to type their XSLT files
>    instead of using emacs can presumably type << anyway.
> David
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Current Thread
  • Re: XPath 2.0, (continued)
    • Brinkman, Theodore - Tue, 8 Jan 2002 17:24:24 -0500 (EST) <=
    • DPawson - Wed, 9 Jan 2002 05:58:47 -0500 (EST)
    • DPawson - Wed, 9 Jan 2002 09:14:09 -0500 (EST)


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