[NTG-context] What exactly is lpath?

denis.maier at unibe.ch denis.maier at unibe.ch
Wed Aug 3 16:39:30 CEST 2022

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> Von: ntg-context <ntg-context-bounces at ntg.nl> Im Auftrag von Hans Hagen
> via ntg-context
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 3. August 2022 10:35
> An: Denis Maier via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
> Cc: Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>
> Betreff: Re: [NTG-context] What exactly is lpath?
> On 8/3/2022 9:46 AM, Denis Maier via ntg-context wrote:
> > Hi everyone
> > Just a question I've been thinking about from time to time: What exactly is
> lpath? Is that ConTeXt-specific? Or something more general from Lua? I've of
> course asked Google, but Lpath seems to a Python-inspired path library for
> Lua unrelated to XML...
> it's a bit like xpath ... a way to access arbitrary nodes in a xml tree with lokup
> and access 'patterns'

Thanks. That I do know. I was more wondering where that is coming. (My question was probably not that clear.) 
As I couldn't find more about it I guess it's ConTeXt-specific, not something coming from the Lua ecosystem...
Just like Pablo, I'm from time to time reading through the xml-mkiv manual, and I was just wondering if there other places where I can other examples or explanations. (If it were a more general Lua thing for example...)


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