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Re: XPath and find/findAll methods

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:19:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4ECE606E.1090505@gmx.de>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-webapps@w3.org
On 2011-11-24 16:12, Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2011, at 15:34 , Julian Reschke wrote:
>> So I believe it would be good if the yet-to-be-written spec would allow implementations to use an XPath2 engine that runs in compat mode.
>
> Good as in there are use cases for it, or good just because? It seems to me that adding XPath 2.0 support is a non-negligible addition, and I have yet to hear about anyone being remotely interested in implementing it. So while attacking the low-hanging fruit of what we can get to work right today seems appealing to me, looking beyond that is IMHO not necessary.

Well, the use case is to allow browsers to move to XPath2/XSLT2 at some 
point in the future, without having to maintain another engine.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 24 November 2011 15:20:09 GMT

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