[xquery-talk] XPath parser in Java

Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Tue Oct 10 17:05:12 PDT 2006

On Tuesday 10 October 2006 11:45, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> David Carlisle wrote:
> >> Rather, I want the XPath parser to return an array or a
> >> list or tree or anything where I can traverse step by step.
> >
> > There are xpath and xquery java parsers available from the working group
> > pages (maintained by Scott Boag, mainly)
> > http://www.w3.org/2005/qt-applets/xqueryApplet.html
> > This builds an in memory tree of the expression with methods to dump it
> > as indented text or as XML.
> > I use it as the parser for xq2xml
> > http://monet.nag.co.uk/xq2xml/index.html
> These parsers are kept up to date with the latest drafts of XPath 2.0
> and XQuery 1.0, and the text description in the specifications is
> generated from the same grammar as the parser, all the examples in the
> specifications (including the use cases) are tested with them, and they
> have had wide review. So there are real advantages to using them. Unless
> you need an XPath 1.0 parser.

Even, the testing task force uses Scott's parser to check tests for parser 
errors, so its indirectly tested through the XQuery Test Suite.



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