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[Bug 20639] XPath provides insufficient "glue" (modularity)

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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:50:41 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Roger Costello <costello@mitre.org> ---
> XPath is designed to provide XML navigation capability 
> to augment other things that can be provided (better) 
> by a host language. If we lose that focus, we lose XPath.

That focus was lost long ago. See comment 5 for many examples of capabilities
existing in XPath today that have nothing to do with navigating through an XML
tree. Despite this (in fact, because of this), XPath is prospering. I
anticipate XPath to have an increasingly dominant role due to its portability
-- write an XPath program once and reuse it in XSLT, XQuery, Java, Perl,
Python. That's powerful!

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