Re: Coca-Cola Data [Was RE: Is this Impossible !!]
Hi Mark, everyone, On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Mark Birbeck wrote: [ snip ] > My point is simply that just as you return data from your server in a > common format - XML - so too you should accept requests in a common > format. You should convert requests in, say, XPath, to SQL queries or > object queries or whatever queries. Otherwise you are not really > presenting an XML-interface to your data. > > And we'll never get the Coca-Cola effect (the whole world singing the > same song, if you're wondering). As it is now, it won't work until the XML Query Working Group publishes a spec. Until then, SQL is a semi-standard, pragmatic choice if you need to deploy now. On the other hand, I'll be happy to discuss various potential XML query language candidates if anyone is interested =) . . . Sean. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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