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

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On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 13:11 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> 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?

I'm all for that.  I'll just have to tweak my habits.

> 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?

Pretty purple, but with a decidedly bluish tint, based on observations
of September - November blogging in the Pythoneer frontier.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Use CSS to display XML - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss-i.html
Full XML Indexes with Gnosis - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/12/08/py-xml.html
Be humble, not imperial (in design) - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10286
UBL 1.0 - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think28.html
Use Universal Feed Parser to tame RSS - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipufp.html
Default and error handling in XSLT lookup tables - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiplook.html
A survey of XML standards - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-stand4/
The State of Python-XML in 2004 - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/10/13/py-xml.html


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