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Karl Waclawek wrote:
> Jeff Rafter wrote:
>> Karl Waclawek has done some work in this area in both Delphi and C#
>> in his toolkit XPEA. But I am sure he will take some ideas from this
>> thread as well... it is all very interesting.
> Well, XPEA really is a very low level way of building
> some pattern matching on top of SAX (or other push APIs).
> Predicate processing as well as attribute matching is done
> through call-backs.
Pleased to meet someone as intent on bending their brain as I am.
> I am not a big believer in inventing
> new languages - my ambitions are a lot more modest.
Just to be sure there's no misunderstanding, no one on this thread has
aid anything about inventing a new language, right? As I clarified,
"XPattern" is merely the older name for XSLT patterns, defined in XSLT 1.0.
> Example (C# 2.0 syntax):
> IXmlReader reader;
> SaxPathDispatcher<EventStatus> disp = new
> /* Path related set-up */
> Div1Handler div1 = new Div1Handler(...);
> Div2Handler div2 = new Div2Handler(...);
> BasicPathFactory pathFactory = new BasicPathFactory(...);
> // Add path with call-back arguments: "/spec/*//div1[div1]/div2[div2]"
> BasicPath path = pathFactory.Create("/spec/*//div1/div2",
> div1, div2);
> Div1Handler and Div2Handler are implementations of the IElementHandler
> interface and their events are called when they match the path above.
I suspect you mean "match the XSLT pattern" as well, and just don't know
It's not all that meaningful to "match" an "XPath".
> Really just one step more than SAX. I use it for writing SAX-based
Seems very similar to amara.saxtools.xpattern_sax_state_machine, but
rather than call-backs to the handler, the state machine object just
maintains a list of patterns matched in the current node. The SAX
handler can check this list at its leisure. I find this is a bit more
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