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RE: general path expressions and XQuery

From: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 13:00:55 -0800
Message-ID: <5C39F806F9939046B4B1AFE652500A3A4790CB@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Dimitris Karteris" <dkart@otenet.gr>, <www-ql@w3.org>
Thanks for the feedback. I think that GPE's can be added in a later
version if enough people find them useful and implementors feel that
they can be efficiently supported.

Best regards
Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dimitris Karteris [mailto:dkart@otenet.gr]
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 12:32 PM
> To: Michael Rys; www-ql@w3.org
> Subject: RE: general path expressions and XQuery
> 
> Thank you for the information. At this point I would like to point out
> that
> in my opinion the lack of general path expression support as well as
the
> lack of wildcards on element and attribute matching are two important
> disadvantages of XQuery.
> 
> Dimitris Karteris
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael Rys [mailto:mrys@microsoft.com]
> > Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 10:10 PM
> > To: Dimitris Karteris; www-ql@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: general path expressions and XQuery
> >
> >
> > Since XQuery is using XPath as its path expression language, the
answer
> > is no. While some of the GPE's capabilities can be modeled with the
> > alternation (|) (mainly | and ?) the * cannot be fully expressed in
> > XPath 2.0 (some can be expressed with some of the axes or
functions).
> >
> > Best regards
> > Michael
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dimitris Karteris [mailto:dkart@otenet.gr]
> > > Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 1:30 AM
> > > To: www-ql@w3.org
> > > Subject: general path expressions and XQuery
> > >
> > > does XQuery support or plan to support the general path
expressions
> > > supported by Lorel?
> >
> >
Received on Friday, 4 January 2002 16:01:27 GMT

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