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From David Nuescheler <david.nuesche...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: xpath property clarifications
Date Sat, 30 Apr 2005 20:24:47 GMT
hi ryan,

> I'm having a hard time understanding from the specification how to know when
> a javax.jcr.Property should be referenced in xpath as:
> 1) @firstName
> or
> 2) firstName
xpath is only used in the query section. whenever you use xpath
for querying the repository you use an @
there are probably no examples that refer to using a property in xpath 
without an @.
(or can point out an example in the spec?)

> Many examples in the specification seem to use one or the other other
> depending on the context (can provide examples if needed), but are always
> referring to a property.  What is the criteria for knowing when and where to
> prefix a Property name with "@", or has this been clarified in versions
> beyond the last public draft?

a "content repository path" on the other hand which is used thoughout 
the entire api to identify a single item in the content repository has very 
different characteristics than xpath.

the repository path is comparable to a filesystem path, in which a node could
be looked at as a folder and property could be looked at as a file.

regards,
david

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