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Re: Proposal: XPath grammar simplification

From: <csalter@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:22:59 -0500
To: www-xpath-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <872568AA.00338CD2.00@d53mta05h.boulder.ibm.com>



I agree some visual character such as '~' would be much more clear.
The current '//' notation associates some meaning to the absence of a step
between the separators.

It much easier to accociate meaning to the presence of something (such '~')
than the absence of something ('//').

The other thing that is ugly is that you can't just say '//' without
providing step after the last slash.
Its strange to provide an abbreviation that requires a subsequent token.

Craig Salter
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2000 04:23:15 GMT

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