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

From: Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:06:38 -0800
Message-ID: <CAMFeDTXnObJjE+Jeydyi3yYO0fQ9OTgD60dBtNobmvQuWBjqAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Yehuda Katz
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On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>wrote:

> * Yehuda Katz wrote:
> >Most people would accomplish that using jQuery. Something like:
> >
> >var previous = $(current).closest("tr").prev()
> >
> >I'm not exactly sure what `current` is in this case. What edge-cases are
> >you worried about when you say that the JavaScript is "quite involved"?
>
> It is unlikely that your code is equivalent to the code I provided, and
> sure enough, you can point out in all discussions about convenience APIs
> that people could use a library. I don't see how that is relevant here.
>

It's relevant because Tab's argument is that a mix of selectors and JS APIs
will work, and I'm demonstrating that by showing that that's what *people
actually do* today.


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