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   Re: XML syntax for XPath?

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  • From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:38:22 -0600

"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:

> 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.

I think this topic has come up before regarding "mini-languages" with
respect to XML.

A neat utility would be a parser-tool (comparible to yacc, for
example) that would parse a syntax to produce XML output
(SAX/DOM/Grove) for the resulting parse tree.

  -- Ken


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