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

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Uche Ogbuji wrote:

>> Why not leave this to the application to decide.
>> Just provide a hook for accessing context, but
>> don't make a decision what to provide.
>> Providing these hooks just on the parent stack
>> should be sufficient, because at the parent level
>> one can aggregate context as needed.
> This sounds too processing-model-specific.  I guess I started it by 
> saying "parent stack".  Permit me to amend that to "ancestor axis".
> I don't think that in a spec that is supposed to be cross-platform, 
> cross-platform, cross-toolkit, we can get away with specifying things in 
> terms such as "put a hook here".  We'd have to define context in a 
> similar way to XPath's definition (though more restricted, naturally).

I am not sure then that attempting to define such a spec is very useful.



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