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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:05:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4ECD602D.6060104@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
On 2011-11-22 09:17, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Martin Kadlec<bs-harou@myopera.com>  wrote:
>> Only reason why XPath is "dead" on the web is because there is not (yet) easy way to use it.
>
> It's worth noting that XPath in browsers is XPath 1.0 which doesn't
> have a smooth evolutionary path to XPath 2.x, so browser XPath is an
> evolutionary dead end unless forked on a different evolutionary path
> than W3C XPath.
> ...

Henri,

could you elaborate on what you mean by "no smooth evolutionary path to 
XPath 2.x"? (Are you referring to specs or to implementations?)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 21:06:22 GMT

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