The Pathan project grew out of DecisionSoft’s work on XMLScript , an
XML transformation language.
XPath was adopted as a node selection language by XMLScript when the XPath
specification was ratified by the W3C. DecisionSoft’s XMLScript processor
is based on Xerces-C, a Document Object Model compliant XML parser. Pathan
therefore was designed from the base up to be fully compatible with the
Pathan 1 represents the open sourcing of the XPath component of
DecisionSoft’s XMLScript processor. Pathan 1 features a full implementation
of the XPath 1.0 Specification. Pathan 1 implements the W3C DOM Level 3
XPath Specification (Working Draft February 08 2002) providing a powerful
and coherent interface between XPath and DOM and hence a standardised
interface with Xerces.
Pathan is provided to the community as we feel that the Pathan module
increases the scope and usefulness of the Xerces-C library and will be
an aid to other XML developers in their projects.
For information on Pathan 1 please see their homepage