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   XPath and XPattern (was Re: [xml-dev] More on taming SAX)

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On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:03:51 -0700, Uche Ogbuji
<uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com> wrote:

> David brought to my attention that "XPattern" is no longer a common way
> of saying "XSLT Pattern".  I think "XPattern" was actually the official
> name in one of the earlier XSLT WDs, but I forget now exactly where the
> term comes from.  While googling out of curiosity all the cites for
> "XPattern" I found dated back to 1999-2001, except for my own usage in
> articles and postings.
> That's too bad.  I liked the name, even more than "XPath".

Thanks again to Uche for the clarification (I already thanked him
privately) -- I either never knew or have completely forgotten the
term "XPattern" for an XSLT pattern, but I wasn't much involved with
the XSL people in the late 1990s.

Perhaps the term 'XPattern' would be safe to reuse for a
SAX/STAX-friendly XPath subset, then?  That's what I had originally
(and mistakenly) thought Uche was writing about.

> The State of Python-XML in 2004 - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/10/13/py-xml.html

Is that a red state or a blue state?

All the best,




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