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Re: Match Pattern Proposal

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:27:45 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87y7qvi3v2.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| For a number of reasons--including support of streaming processors and
| consistency between viewports and other constructs--I believe we should
| restrict XPaths to match patterns for everything but parameters.  As
| such, here is what I think is a cohesive proposal:

I'm not convinced.

When I write a select expression on input, for-each, or viewport, I'm
thinking "Ok, I've got this document in my hand, what nodes do I want
to select out of it." I think it is more natural to write a select
expression than a match pattern.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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