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Case-sensitivity, child sequences

From: Emil Åström <Emil.Astrom@excosoft.se>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 11:51:44 +0100
Message-ID: <3A068D40.E914CFCB@excosoft.se>
To: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org

I have two questions, one about XPath case-sensitivity and one
about child sequences in XPointer.

1. The string functions of XPath (starts-with(), contains(), etc.)
all seem to be case-sensitive. Is there a way to do case-
insensitive string comparison in XPath.

We would need this if we're going to use XPointer as the
underlying base for a Find/Find&Replace dialog window
in our product.

2. Do child sequences in XPointer include comments and
processing instructions? The spec. says that child sequences
select among "child elements" which to me implies that
comments and PIs are skipped. This seems to differ from
the position() function in XPath. If this is true, then maybe
it should be noted explicitly in the XPointer spec?

Emil Astrom

  Emil Astrom, programmer at Excosoft AB
  emil.astrom@excosoft.se    tel:  +46 8 633 29 00
Received on Monday, 6 November 2000 05:51:59 UTC

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