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Re: XPath as CSS-selectors?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 22:43:34 +0200
Message-ID: <5889469459.20030618224334@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, www-style-request@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: (wrong string) Ýrn Ulsberg <asbjorn.ulsberg@nrk.no>

On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 10:07:59 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> 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.

IH> I'm not aware of such a comparison.

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

Well, as I alluded, my interest was not so much in what to use for
CSS3, which is already clear, but for use of XPath in other dynamic
reevaluation contexts.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 16:44:02 UTC

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