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Re: Standard API for XPath Expression
- From: Francis Norton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Michael Champion <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:21:11 +0100
Michael Champion wrote:
> This will probably be in DOM Level 3.
> The challenge has been to bridge the XPath data model and the DOM data model
> (selectNodes() more or less ignores a number of ugly corner cases having to
> do with Text nodes, CDATA sections, namespaces, the liveness of the result
> list, etc.)
We're using selectNodes a lot, and have found it rather frustrating that
we can't use it to return any of the other XPath expression result types
apart from node-list - namely string, number, boolean or object (well,
we're not too worried about object yet).
Will the DOM Level 3 proposal address the full XPath data model?