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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Martin Kadlec <bs-harou@myopera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:28:41 +0100
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To: "James Robinson" <jamesr@google.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Monday, 21 November 2011 2:18 PM, "James Robinson" <jamesr@google.com> wrote:

> XPath is dead on the web.  Let's leave it that way.
> 
> - James

Why? XPath is in lot's of cases much more powerful than CSS selectors and all browsers support it in some way, so it shouldn't be problem to reuse the code.

Only reason why XPath is "dead" on the web is because there is not (yet) easy way to use it. 

Martin
Received on Monday, 21 November 2011 22:29:08 GMT

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