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   RE: [xml-dev] Validate an XPath with regex

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> Shouldn't it be possible to validate the syntax of an XPath
> string using regular expressions.

I'm not a grammar expert, but I do know that the class of grammars that can
be parsed using regular expressions is smaller than the class that can be
parsed using "BNF". XPath falls into the latter category, not the former.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com


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