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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?

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Dimitre Novatchev

> To avoid recursion in tree processing (isn't this what XSLT
> and XQuery are all about)? This should be impossible by definition.

I think you are confusing recursive data structures, which both 
languages must be able to handle, with recursive algorithms.

We could force programmers to use a recursive algorithm instead of 
writing a path expression like this:


Why would we want to?



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