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RE: restricted use of Dot and DotDot

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@softwareag.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:48:56 -0500
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To: "Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>, "'Michael Dyck'" <MichaelDyck@shaw.ca>, www-xml-query-comments@w3.org, www-xpath-comments@w3.org
At 10:14 PM 1/25/2002 +0100, Kay, Michael wrote:

>At one stage our syntax did allow .[predicate] and ..[predicate] but for
>some reason it was reorganised to disallow these constructs, I think as an
>accidental side-effect. My view is therefore that this is a bug, but I would
>need to check with the parsing experts...

This happened when we tried to remove an ambiguity that arose for 
expressions such as "/ * 7".

I agree that this is a bug.

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