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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Phil Booth <pmbooth@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:40:03 +0000
Message-ID: <CAN40wRMH4X=QCrwtwzZzSam_RieL2L12V36=RiXF_O7uqkhdHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Joćo Eiras <joaoe@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On 23 November 2011 18:23, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> have lying around everywhere.  Right now, authors in general have zero
> awareness of XPath, so recognizing it would be effectively "adding"
> it.
>

Not sure how much my opinion is worth in all this but, as a developer that
has non-zero awareness of XPath, I just wanted to chime in at this point.

It depends on your definition of "in general" of course, but the following
could be construed as evidence to the contrary (there are some false
positives in here, I realise):

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/183369/cross-browser-xpath-implementation-in-javascript
http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=xpath+javascript
http://www.google.com/codesearch#search/&q=preceding-sibling%20lang
:^javascript$%20case:yes&type=cs
http://www.google.com/codesearch#search/&q=descendant-or-self%20lang
:^javascript$%20case:yes&type=cs
http://goog-ajaxslt.sourceforge.net/
http://www.google.com/codesearch#search/&q=ajaxslt.*\.js
http://www.google.com/codesearch#search/&q=xpath.*\.js
http://chris-nielsen.blogspot.com/2009/12/xpath-axis-selectors-implemented-in.html
http://mcc.id.au/xpathjs
http://www.dashop.de/blog/en/dev/JavaScript/content/XPath/JavaScript-XPath-Implementation.html
http://www.codestore.net/store.nsf/unid/BLOG-20050420
http://www.ahristov.com/tutorial/javascript-tips/Browser%2Bindependant%2BXPath%2Bevaluation.html
http://goessner.net/articles/JsonPath/
http://js-xpath.sourceforge.net/
http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Introduction_to_using_XPath_in_JavaScript
http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/117399/xpath-vs-dom-api
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