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Re: Transitive closure for XPath

> something I really lose sleep over is the lack of a transitive closure
> function in XPath. I use XPath standalone, outside XSLT and I need such
> an operator (to compute the set of all parent classes of a class in XMI,
> for example).
> Would you please comment on a little proposal I have written - includes
> an implementation of the operator for Xalan as a freebie:
> http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/c.nentwich/closure/

Would you consider submitting your TC function to the EXSLT project?  See


It is a project to gather descriptions and implementations of useful XPath
and XSLT extensions to be standardized by the community.


Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
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