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   RE: [xml-dev] sax parser and xpath

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> My process receives an xml doc, and uses a xpath expression 
> i.e. x/y/z[2] to designate a node on which to perform a 
> pagination operation.  I am proceeding with a jaxp sax class 
> that will walk through the doc and build the hierarchal node 
> name in order to test against the xpath expression.  

That's possible only for a very restricted subset of XPath (roughly the
subset used in XML Schema, for similar reasons). As soon as you get
something like


you're stuck: you can't test for that in a SAX application without

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


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