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Re: Selectors API Method Names

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 22:17:41 +0200
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-webapi <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0hsq73pe7c5e6vuvst9nl87ceog1bui57p@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>One problem is the use of "select*" is similar to the .NET XPath methods 
>(selectSingleNode/selectNodes), though the use of Element instead of 
>Node reduces the confusion slightly.  Those are also proprietary methods 
>that aren't used outside of .NET (The DOM3XPath standard uses evaluate() 
>instead.).

Here you forgot to list MSXML, Internet Explorer through MSXML, Adobe
Flash, Apache Xalan, JDOM, dom4j, Jaxen, XML::DOM::Lite, and many more,
and it has long since been agreed upon by the WebAPI group to add the
methods to DOM Level 3 XPath, precisely because they are so widely de-
ployed.
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