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RE: [xml-dev] are the regular expressions over xml structure?

Quite fascinating!
Fyi to save people the few seconds of googling I found this link


David A. Lee

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Melton [mailto:jim.melton@oracle.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 1:08 PM
> To: David Lee
> Cc: Oleg Parashchenko; Michael Kay; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] are the regular expressions over xml structure?
> I'll point out in passing that the so-called "ANSI SQL committee" has
> just forwarded for final approval a new part of the SQL standard
> called "Row Pattern Recognition" (a/k/a Matching) that allows one to
> search tables for sets of rows that match regular expressions.
> If this is a desirable feature for XQuery and/or XSLT (and I am not
> presently taking a position on that question), then there is a
> precedent that might provide some inspiration on how to do
> it.  Interested parties could consider submitting a candidate
> requirement by posting a new bug in the public Bugzilla instance at
> W3C (https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/), specifying the appropriate
> Product ("XPath / XQuery / XSLT") and Component ("XQuery 3.1
> Requirements and Use Cases").
> Hope this helps,
>     Jim
> At 7/2/2012 06:38 AM, David Lee wrote:
> >I personally would love to see xml level regex in XQuery and XSLT.
> >The examples are quite concise and readable.
> >Just noodling, would it be possible to translate some forms of regex
> >into XPath ?  Or would XPath (and XSLT match expressions) need deep
> >enhancements.
> >For XPath I could imagine some regex's being translatable.
> >For Match expressions maybe not.
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