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   Re: XML syntax for XPath?

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:06:32 -0500

At 03:17 PM 12/26/00 -0800, Paul Tchistopolskii wrote:
>I don't think I'l serialize each pixel of some bitmap into 
>XML file. Is this possible? - yes. Is it reasonable - I don't think so.
>I think with Xpath we have simliar situation.
>As usual - I could be missing something here. 

I think it's just that you've got a different use case for XPath than I do.

I'm not looking for large-scale high-speed processing - I just need to
explore and convert these critters periodically, and I'd rather use the
more familiar world of XML processing to do it than start over with
XPath-specific processing models.

I've found that working with different kinds of information as XML is very
convenient.  Not necessarily efficient, and it still leaves a lot of work
to be done, but it lets me work efficiently with a set of tools I
understand well.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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