[oXygen-user] XPath over sets of files

Wendell Piez
Mon Sep 29 15:46:35 CDT 2008

Dear Florent,

At 05:08 PM 9/26/2008, you wrote:
> > How about an XPath option that would work the same way? Currently I
> > usually write myself a little Schematron to locate particular nodes,
> > which isn't a big deal. But it would be nice not to have to when the
> > search can be expressed simply in a one-line XPath.
>   Sounds like a great idea!  If I can give my $0.02, I think it could
>even be generalized by providing an XQuery sandbox along with a few
>variables, functions or collections:
>     collection('prj:my-project?pattern=*.xsd')
>       // xs:complexType/@name/data(.)
>     collection('file:///home/me/xslt?pattern=*.xsd')
>       // xsl:template/@name[resolve-QName(., ..)[
>            namespace-uri-from-QName(.) eq 'http://my.ns' ]]
>       / document-uri(.)
>   Augmented with a dialog box to set up the default collection by using
>a directory selection dialog box, project dropdown list and various
>options, as well as a saved history, I think that would be a powerful
>general purpose tool (while well integrated into oXygen yet.)

It would, and yes, I thought of something like this too, although it 
might not have been as fully worked out in my mind. :-)

But I decided to ask just for XPath -- if only because that would 
make for a simple, one-line interface available from the context menu 
in the Project View.

Not that the two features are incompatible, of course.


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