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Re: Streaming ITS processor

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:59:38 +0200
Message-ID: <48526F3A.3050000@kosek.cz>
To: Asgeir Frimannsson <asgeirf@redhat.com>
CC: public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org
Asgeir Frimannsson wrote:

> Reading through the ITS spec, it seems like ITS only uses a subset of xpath, 
> limited to the child and attribute axes (same as xslt patterns). 

Why you think that ITS uses only XPath subset? You can use full XPath in 

> I am pondering how hard it would be to develop a streaming ITS processor with 
> this in mind, i.e. one that would stream instance-documents and only use an 
> in-memory model of the ITS rules itself.

AFAIK up-to-date there is no general agreement on streamable XPath 
subset which would be useful enough.

And given sizes of documents to localize and memories of current 
computers I don't see strong demand for streamed ITS processing. Do you 
have use case for this?

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