RE: [xsl] Transitive closure for XPath

Subject: RE: [xsl] Transitive closure for XPath
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 18:06:34 +0100
> something I really lose sleep over is the lack of a transitive closure
> function in XPath.
> Also, is anyone from the XPath WG reading this ?

Yes, they are, but they won't treat it as a request unless you send it to

Even then, my suspicion is that it will drop below the line. (Does SQL have
a transitive closure function yet?)

XQuery allows user-defined functions, which can of course be recursive, so
I'd guess that you are more likely to see a solution along those lines.

Mike Kay

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