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   Re: Fw: XML query language

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  • From: Paul Janssens <paul.janssens@skynet.be>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 13:43:10 +0200

Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
> You mean the NodeList contains the matched nodes directly, and not XPointers
> which point to them. Presumably these nodes can be used to either access to
> tree in the vicinity of the match, or to obtain other data regarding the
> node (such as a fast ID for direct access to a DB record or whatever). That
> does makes more sense then Paul Janssens' proposal (returning XPointers).

The Xpointer proposal was one for a textbased result of the query (a
standard DTD if you like), but at an API level, you just need references
to the live node(s), that's obvious. 

Paul Janssens - paul.janssens@skynet.be

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