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Re: Transitive closure for XPath
- From: Joe English <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:33:32 -0700
Christian Nentwich wrote:
> > I think this calls for new syntax, either a new keyword or operator.
> From a logical point of view, perhaps a new axis (e.g.
> /root/node/closure::id(./@child)) would make sense,
It wouldn't work as an axis either; axis names have to be
followed by a node test and optional predicates,
so again there's nowhere to put the starting set
(first parameter) or iteration expression (second
> but a new function is
> a lot easier to implement..
This depends on the host XSLT engine I imagine...
Do other engines use call-by-name internally?