RE: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" m ean?
At 09:52 AM 1/16/2003 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: >It is. Not new news. As the guy who talked long about >loose coupling, he knows what the tradeoffs are in data >driving with a syntax unification approach based on >a hierarchical format. Path identification should >go away in the program but how else will we deal >with selectors? XML is not object-oriented. > >He's right that the code examples are real ugly. >So the alternatives are? In XQuery, you can remain loosely coupled while improving the figure/noise ratio of your code. The following computes the PE Ratio for IBM: let $stock := document("stocks.xml")/stock[@id="IBM"] return $stock/price / ($stock/revenues - $stock/expenses) I do think this is more elegant than the equivalent SAX or DOM. It is no more tightly coupled. Jonathan
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