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   Re: [xml-dev] Question for the XPath and DOM folks

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On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 11:19:25AM -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> Given the following XML in a DOM document
> <foo>
> bar 
> <![CDATA[
> baz 
> ]]>
> quux
> </foo>
> and the following XPath 
> //text() 
> what should be the resulting DOM nodes and why? I can think of two answers but they both have problems. 

  Well the theorical answer is that XPath operates on an XPath
data model, not a DOM view. Your question has no answer, XPath is not
designed to work on a standard DOM tree, CDATA are transparently
turned in (the container) text node.
  it returns the text node of the XPath data  model which is the unique
children of the foo element node.


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