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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:23:00 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAwChxPZw7o273auzU7yGDnny8eQigysuWi_di8Xk9-rXmxVbQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Kadlec <bs-harou@myopera.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, James Robinson <jamesr@google.com>
On Nov 21, 2011 11:29 PM, "Martin Kadlec" <bs-harou@myopera.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>

Sure there is: it's called CSS.
Received on Monday, 21 November 2011 23:23:31 GMT

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