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Re: XPath and Selectors are identical, and shouldn't be co-developed

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:18:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4ED53E33.7080302@gmx.de>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 2011-11-29 20:07, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> ...
> Since XPath and Selectors are 95% overlapping in functionality and
> 100% overlapping in goals and overall structure, I believe it is a bad
> idea to try and develop both for the web platform.  Instead, we should
> ...

The proposal wasn't to "develop" XPath as in "doing more work on the 
expression language".

What *was* proposed is to fix/standardize the API for XPath, which 
already is part of the web platform.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 20:19:37 UTC

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