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

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Karl Waclawek wrote:

> 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.

We can agree to disagree on that point, then, I think.

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