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Dom level 3 xpath variable support

From: Christian Nentwich <c.nentwich@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
Date: 14 Dec 2001 14:33:05 +0000
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1008340386.1152.9.camel@wasabi.cs.ucl.ac.uk>

After complaining on xml-dev on the badly documented facilities
available in XPath processors for variable binding, could I urge the
working group to please add proper support for variable binding to DOM
level 3?

For example,

interface XPathVariableContext {
   XPathResult resolve(in DOMString name);

interface XPathEvaluator {
   void setContext(int XPathVariableContext context);

a simple change.. without which writing applications that depend on
passing variables to xpath processors are a nightmare to write. 

Christian Nentwich
Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 09:32:55 UTC

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