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Re: XPath as CSS-selectors?

From: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:07:17 +0200
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200306201407.20111.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Hi Boris,

On Friday 20 June 2003 12:43, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:
> > Both CSS Selectors and XPath can be implemented in a bad way,
> > and I think if they are implemented good, with fast underlying
> > algorithms
>
> Please feel free to suggest these magic algorithms...
I think XPath is fast enough.
Experience: Use of large XPath expressions (>250) making extensive use of the 
document() function several times (>10) in each single xslt transformation of 
websites (pages >250) using Ant, Xalan, Xerces and Java.

If the implementation of XPath in a UA would be only half as fast as that of 
Xalan (which isn't know for speed anyway), instant response for any web page 
<200kB is guaranteed I think.


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