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Re: New draft: css3-selectors

From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 18:05:13 -0600
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <F99Hm9s8jgHROQumDR00000277b@hotmail.com>
I agree. However, I don't think the new language should be based on regular 
expressions. They are very complicated, and they don't naturally support the 
XML tree structure. XPath does, and it's significantly more powerful than 
CSS Selectors.
I'm not saying that CSS was wrong, in fact, it's very good, I just like 
XPath better.
Is there anything wrong with some version of CSS in the future, maybe CSS4 
or 5, requiring compliant processors to support XPath selectors in addition 
to the old selectors?

Jeffrey Yasskin, MCSD

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Patricia Ballad" <PBALLAD@tuc.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Subject: Re: New draft: css3-selectors
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 10:38:35 -0600

Just a quick note - Sure, giving all of us developers one more thing to 
learn isn't necessarily going to make anybody popular, but it seems 
self-defeating to cling to an old standby when developing something new 
would make more sense - If we weren't willing to learn a new language if the 
need arose, we'd all be sitting around writing our web applications in 
{SHUDDER} Assembler......<insert standard disclaimer to all those Assembler 
fans out there>


--Other Original Message
Just from a chronological point of view, I would like to remind you that
XPath and XQuery chose a selection language completely different from
CSS, *not* the contrary.

CSS was a level 2 Recommendation when XPath not even a draft.

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