[REBOL] Re: Rebol & XML
From: bry:itnisk at: 8-Aug-2003 15:55
>I haven't found that having a different syntax for addressing
>to be helpful. I just consider the attribute to be a child of the
>element. Yes, in theory it is possible to have an attribute and a
>child-element of the same name, but in practice I've never seen such an
>XML file in five+ years of working with XML. Or, at least not within
Unfortunately I have to be able to differentiate between them. I'm also
more likely to handle more document-like structures, bibliographic
materials, TEI, Docbook, xhtml etc, as such structures are less regular
they increase paranoia.
So basically the following:
Xpath: "/body/a[@href and not(@class)]"
Is no more helpful than a path which treats attributes as elements? This
may be occasioned by my being set in my ways but I find it hard to
believe I wouldn't feel the lack almost immediately, and have that lack
grow even more annoying as time went on.