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Re: xpath processing brain dead

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Nikolay Samokhvalov <samokhvalov(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: xpath processing brain dead
Date: 2009-02-26 18:00:21
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> I don't think it is our responsibility to remedy the deficiencies of 
> libxml2, especially if it involves breaking the processing of valid 
> xpath expressions on well formed XML.

> If someone can come up with a correct scheme for handling fragments, I'm 
> all ears, but otherwise I think a) we should rip this out of 8.4 and b) 
> we should try to make 8.3 slightly less broken at least, along the lines 
> of my earlier suggestion.

I'm okay with removing this for 8.4, but I think it's too late to
change the behavior of 8.3.

			regards, tom lane

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