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(unknown charset) Re: XPath as CSS-selectors?

From: (unknown charset) Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 13:07:59 -0700 (PDT)
To: (unknown charset) Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: (unknown charset) "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, (unknown charset) Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn.ulsberg@nrk.no>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0306181247280.31876-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Chris Lilley wrote:
> What I wonder though is whether you - or anyone on this list - has
> made a more detailed evaluation and comparison of Xpath and of CSS
> Selectors I terms of power, implementation efficiency, and problems
> that would occur in dynamic as opposed to static usage.

I'm not aware of such a comparison.

Sadly, even if there was one, I'm not sure it would make much difference.
The choice of whether to use CSS or XPath seems to be more based on
political allegiance than technical merit. :-)

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