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Re: xpath/xpath1

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 14:08:14 +0000
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, Sid Bauman <Syd_Bauman@brown.edu>
Cc: public-xpointer-registry@w3.org, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Message-ID: <f5bd5k65po1.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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What shall we do about xpath and xpath1?

Mike, to what extent is xpath2 a superset of xpath1, in terms of the
node set selected?

I'm wondering whether using 'xpath' as a scheme name for only XPath
v. 1 paths will be seen to be downright wrong in due course, or just
misleading. . .

A simple example of a path/document pair where the
XPath-1.0-selected-nodeset is easily seen to be different from the
XPath-2.0-seelcted-nodeset would be a pretty clear counter-indication. . .

ht
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