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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:57:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAufkr1_e3p5mudLZFtf8Gjim=0UN1+8FpdDPoxXgekTkhw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> could you elaborate on what you mean by "no smooth evolutionary path to
> XPath 2.x"? (Are you referring to specs or to implementations?)

Specs. XPath 2.0 changed XPath in an incompatible way. There's a
"compatibility mode" for interpreting existing XPath 1.0 queries, but
it seems like a bad idea to build on a spec whose authors have put
compatibility into a side mode and what's considered the main thing
isn't fully compatible with existing queries.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 24 November 2011 13:58:04 UTC

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