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[Bug 7059] Forking XPath

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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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          Component|HTML 5: The Markup Language |Spec bugs




--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-06-26 22:19:48 ---
Here's how I understand the situation:

* HTML5 changes HTML's processing rules such that it would break any XPath that
is currently being applied to text/html documents.
* To keep XPath 1.0 expressions working, therefore, XPath 1.0 implementations
that implement HTML5 would need to implement some changes.
* They in fact already do. For example, WebKit does what HTML5 now describes.

Personally, I would rather not have to mention XPath in the HTML5 spec; the
only reason it does mention it is to keep XPath 1.0 working.

If the XPath working group would rather this text be removed, then I would be
happy to remove it. Is that the case?


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