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Re: Match Pattern Proposal

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 22:52:46 -0800
Message-ID: <454995BE.6010004@milowski.org>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>

Alessandro Vernet wrote:
> On 10/31/06, Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> wrote:
>> 1. The XPath expressions on inputs via the 'select' attribute are
>>     restricted to match patterns.  Since we said we're sticking with
>>     XPath 1.0, we probably want XSLT 1.0 match patterns.
> Alex,
> There is just one thing that bothers me with XSLT patterns: reusable
> libraries that implement XSLT patterns are hard to come by, unlike
> implementations of XPath. If an XSLT pattern implementation is not
> available on a given platform, that means you need to implement your
> own XSLT patterns code in order to write an XProc implementation.
> Isn't that be too much of a burden on the implementation author?

No.  Patterns are subsets of XPaths and implementors can use standard
libraries if they so choose.

--Alex Milowski
Received on Thursday, 2 November 2006 06:53:03 UTC

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