Re: bohemians, gentry
> I suppose one could say to them, "Bzzt. You lose. Design your own query > language for your data, but it ain't XML." Ah, I just did in a reply to Dare Obasanjo that I sent a second before getting your message:-) > Why, I have to ask, didn't you just write SQL in the first place. that isn't exactly a ringing endorcement of Xpath2 from a working group member. Why is it that I get the feeling that XSLT group just got tired and couldn't be bothered to work on Xpath until it was too late and it had already been severly compromised into a database query language. > Query's odd non-XML syntax Personally I think Xquery should be ruled out of order as a W3C spec on those grounds if nothing else. Re-using almost all the XML syntax in a non XML language would be strange for anyone to do, but for the W3C to do it is just .... In any event, I still don't see how providing the ability to access typed data causes problems except for the case where you want to query the original lexical form of the data and its typed value in the same processor at the same time. I'd believe that if you showed me how in an XSLT2 stylesheet I could say If the XML parser has corrupted my data stop here so I can find a different parser. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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