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

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> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com] 
> Sent: Sat 7/20/2002 1:04 PM 
> To: Garland foster 
> Cc: Dare Obasanjo; xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Question for the XPath and DOM folks 
> >Than there can only be one answer to Dare's question, which is what I gave.
> Let's explore your answer then. So if I have a W3C XML Document Object Model (DOM) implementation containing the XML 
>  <foo> bar <![CDATA[ baz ]]> quux </foo>
> and query it with the following XPath 
> //text() 
> I should get back a single text node containing "bar baz quux". So a few questions from an application programmer 
> 1.) Is this text node a DOM text node or some DOM incompatible XPath node?

Implementation-dependent.  I can tell you what our implementation does: the 
single returned text node is what we call a "Domlette".  It is very similar to 
DOM, but it is not quite DOM.  I think, but I'm not sure, that you can create 
a Domlette from a 4DOM node (4DOm is full DOM L2) bu importing it into a 
Domlette implementation.

> 2.) Does this node  have a parent? If so is its parent a DOM node? If so who are its children and is the returned node one of its children? 

In 4XPath, this node's parent is the Domlette node that represents the foo 
element.  Its sole child is the text node mentioned above.

> Based on your answers to these questions I may have one or two more. 

I have to head out in a bit, so other answers will probably have to wait until 

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