Extend the XPath Wizard to support functions
You recommend that we always use the XPath Wizard to create tags, but as soon as we want to use anything other than the most simple XPath expression, we have no choice but to write it by hand.
Extending the XPath wizard to support standard XPath functions (e.g. count, addition, etc) would allow us to always use it to construct our tags.
In our conversation with Ryan yesterday he recommended that we always use the XPath Wizard for creating tags. Is there any plan to extend the wizard to support XPath functions, e.g. count, addition, etc? As it stands, there is no way to use these in a tag other than to write the XPath by hand.
We have reviewed this idea, and unfortunately have not planned it for work at the moment. That being said, we have entered a story for this functionality and put it in our work backlog. For now I will close this request as designed, but if we plan this ticket for development in the future, I will update this request then.
Thank you very much for your idea.
I would also like preceding-sibling, etc
Barbara Horton commented
We'd really like support for axes too.
Geoff Waggott commented
It would be nice to have support for axes (e.g. preceding-sibling, etc) as well as standard xpath functions