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Re: Alternative to x!y

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:01:21 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87odubv126.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| I don't remember any technical grounds on which an XPath syntax was
| rejected.

I assume you mean

  <p:input port="document" source="step/port"/>

If you think that that's XPath then you must be imagining that it's
an abbreviated syntax for:

  <p:input port="document" source="stepname::step/portname::port"/>

Where XProc adds two new axis to XPath, stepname:: and portname::

That looks like an *awfully* large amount of work with all sorts of
subtle consequences.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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