[jdom-interest] Element Reference from Attribute

Patrick Dowler Patrick.Dowler at nrc.ca
Fri Nov 17 11:03:29 PST 2000

On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, bob mcwhirter wrote:
> > I guess I'm just dense. Does XPath actually require that one can get Elements 
> > after searching for Attributes? It still seems to me that this is convenience
> > since XPath is supposedly returning a List of Elements or Attributes and
> > after that it is user-code that wants this feature, not XPath per se. Just
> > because user-code wants to use
> No, XPath doesn't require that a user can find the Element parent of
> a returned Attribute.  But it sure does sound useful to me, personally.

I agree that it sounds useful. Jason can decide if it is the killer use case :-)


Patrick Dowler
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

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