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RE: [dom-xpath] XPath or? (was RE: Announcing www-dom-xpath@w3.org)

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@virgin.net>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 18:27:29 +0100
To: <www-dom-xpath@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKDFLFKGBNPJPGKDFAEIACDAA.dave.pawson@virgin.net>
     > "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@virgin.net> wrote:
     > > I noted Scotts reply its good
     > > if I need to run the query 2000 times. My question is
     under what circs
     > > would anyone need to do that?
     >
     > I've seen many cases of this.  Certainly this occurs in an
     XSLT engine
     > (some XSLT engines may want to use the facilities provided in the DOM
     > implementation).  If someone is writing their own custom
     transforms using
     > Java or JavaScript and XPath, it could easily occur.  In a client
     > environment where an application is processing many tiny
     DOMs I guess it
     > could occur.

     Maybe this actually is the killer use case for XPath on DOM?
     That an XSLT
     engine should be able to use it rather than to have to
     implement it's own
     XPath implementation?

Sorry to sound negative, but I haven't yet heard anything
convincing that says this is 'real'.


Some... may.. could.. I guess...

Can I sound unconvinced that there is a real use case here.
Regards, DaveP
Received on Thursday, 4 May 2000 13:27:53 UTC

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