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   Re: [xml-dev] HELP Needed in XPATH.

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On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 02:33:04PM +0200, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Le mardi 27 septembre 2005 ? 14:15 +0200, Jens Stavnstrup a ?crit :
>> Except that statement is not correct, but remain there for historical
>> reasons.
> Hmmm... This statement is in a page updated 2005/08/26 by Liam Quin and
> I'd expect it to be accurate !

You are too kind :-)

>>  XPath was originally part of XSL, but was separated a long time ago.
>> So XSL consists only of two documents (at least the 1.0 version).
> I don't think so several reasons:
>       * Until XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 (if that's what you're referring
>         to) become recommendations, the only rock solid specs on which
>         one should rely are XSLT 1.0 and XPath 1.0 and they definitely
>         describe themselves as part of the XSL family of specs.


>       * If you consider that XPath 2.0 has moved along to new areas with
>         the XQuery 1.0 spec, you should also consider that XSLT 2.0 has
>         done the same "migration" and XSL should be for you only one
>         document (and not two).

XSLT 2.0 still depends on XPath, this time on XPath 2.0.

> Furthermore, my answer is and will remain relevant in the context of a
> question asking how XPath is related to XSL-FO!

Right :-)


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
Words and Pictures from Old Books: http://fromoldbooks.org/


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