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Re: Match Pattern Proposal

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 09:13:56 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87slh2kkbf.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|> / 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.
|
| If you are streaming, you don't have the whole document.
|
| Streaming is an important use case here.

I didn't say you had the whole document, I said as the pipeline
author, I think about it in terms of the whole document.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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