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- From: Stefan Kreutter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:41:59 +0100
given the following XML-snippet:
can I use th following XPointer to get the customer ID of Bart Simpson:
root().child(all, customer).child(1,name).string(1, "Bart Simpson").ancestor(1, customer).attr(id)
I guess this sould work since the XPointer grammar allows to place OtherTerm after a StringTerm, but I'm not sure if I understood the spec completely.
Since string() might return portions of multiple nodes (see 3.7 of WD-xptr-19980202) applying ancestor() seems a little problematic.
BTW is there a typo in the XPtr-spec? In grammar rule  it says:
 OtherTerms ::= OhterTerm | OtherTerm . OtherTerm
shouldn't that be:
 OtherTerms ::= OhterTerm | OtherTerm . OtherTerms
this would allow XPointers of any length not just one or two OtherTerms.