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Re: XSL Pattern Queries (values & filters) with DOM

From: Michael Champion <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 14:44:03 -0400
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Skonnard" <aarons@develop.com>
To: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>; <www-dom@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2000 2:20 PM
Subject: RE: XSL Pattern Queries (values & filters) with DOM

> Why wait for XQL when we already have an incredibly powerful addressing
> language in place - XPath 1.0.

Just to be pedantically correct ;~) "XQL" generally means the proposal put
forth by several companies in 1997 in a W3C Note; this basic syntax was used
in XPath and XSL Patterns, with some modifications.  The eventual product of
the W3C XML Query Language Working Group doesn't have a name yet, but "XQL"
will probably *not* be it. It is likely to somehow incorporate XPath, but
have considerably more power.

I happen to agree that XPath would be a useful basis for a couple of DOM
Level 3 Core methods, e.g. NodeList getElementsByXPath(DOMString
xpathExpression) and a NodeIterator and TreeIterator constructor that takes
an XPath expression.  This idea had just about ZERO support last summer when
the basic Level 3 agenda was discussed, so if you care about this you'll
have to lobby hard for it.
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