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Re: Comments on XPath 2.0 specification

From: Mike Schilling <mschilling@edgility.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 15:20:34 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3C4DC9DE.3060408@edgility.com>
To: www-xpath-comments@w3.org
Johnathan Robie <jonathan.robie@softwareag.com> wrote:

> At 05:10 PM 1/21/2002 -0500, Mike Schilling wrote:
>>If keywords are required, a much better choice is to make them 
>>distinguishable from path elements, i.e. forbid them from matching the XML 
>>Name production.  Requiring them to begin with a colon (like the proposed, 
>>unacceptable syntax for path element escaping) is one possibility.
> This is one of many designs that have been discussed. There are at least 
> some people who feel this would make XQuery more awkward to use. Also note 
> that this would introduce an incompatibility with XPath 1.0, which has no 
> such requirement.

I'm not sure what you mean.  XPath 1.0 has no keywords (as opposed to 
axis names, operator names, function names, etc.)
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2002 23:21:00 UTC

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