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Re: We need an XPath API
- From: "Thomas B. Passin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com, Charles Reitzel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 19:54:14 -0500
Charles Reitzel writes, doing an admirable job of assimilating all these
> Doesn't XPointer just use XPath? In which case, the lib should be able to
> do these things. I guess this starts getting into XSLT and
> XPointer-specific extensions to XPath. This probably calls for a couple
> SAX-style extension identifier URNs. So an app can say "I need XSLT 1.1
> XPath extensions" and the parser can say yes or no.
XPointer starts with XPath and then adds extensions so you can specify part of
a node (like part of a text block), or a range of nodes, or combinations.
Easy to picture, infernally hard to deal with when you are thinking in terms
of nice clean node sets.