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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 18:34 +0000, Michael Kay wrote:
> > 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.
> Uche: are your XPatterns full XSLT patterns?

No.  Well, to be clear, 4Suite implements full XSLT patterns, but
Tenorsax only works with a subset of that.

> That is, can they include any
> XPath expression within a predicate? Or are they more like the subset of
> XPath used in XML Schema uniqueness constraints, which is designed for
> serial on-the-fly evaluation and doesn't allow predicates at all?

I expect Tenorsax will always be a forwards-only subset.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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