RE: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?
Ummm... before this all becomes a slugfest, maybe we should continue to ask, "what does direct access mean". I'm all for easier programming. If that is at the cost of losing the data portability, then we pay the cost of harder programming. Bosworth knows what the tradeoffs are, so I suspect he is about to make some suggestions. I am curious and the XQuery example has merit. If we need a day of self-flagelation, the article http://www.linuxsecurity.com/articles/general_article-6430.html is the one that makes me saddest mostly because we knew long before XML or the self-appointed DARPA committee where this was heading. The last 15 years of our work made it possible, but XML is the nitro in the gasoline. Now, RDF on top to make it all coherent, logical, just as wrong, and on schedule per prediction. Dammed monkeys. One can always say as Nobel did, that his invention did not maim; improper application did. But shown the results by a grieving mother, he dedicated his life to stopping the causes. Would that we spent less time on Homeland Security and more time on Human Security. We'll need it. len
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