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

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> Xpath queries with side-effects to a DOM tree ?

Umm.  No.  When did I say that?  It's meaningless.  XPath is read-only.

> Please don't even mention it
> :-)
> As a developer I'd prefer text-normalizing the DOM tree before applying an
> Xpath query.

This is pretty much what I was saying: the DOM binding to XPath would do the 
normalization and other mutation.  Not XPath itself, of course.  Mind you, 
there is more to the mutation than just text normalization: there is entity 
reference flattening, notation and doctype node elimination, attribute child 
node elimination, etc.  I hope you're not saying you'd want to do all this by 
hand, "As a developer"?

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