Re: What niche is XQuery targeting?
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 08:53:17 -0500, Roger L. Costello <costello@m...> wrote: > Given this, I am wondering what niche XQuery is expecting to fill? /Roger The Usage Scenarios section of http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery-requirements/ would be a good starting place :-) These mention the ability to query XML representations of traditional databases, objects, config files, DOM trees, etc. as well as native XML documents and databases. Use cases include filtering, transforming, and integrating within and across these diverse data sources. As with XML itself, the actual niche XQuery will fill may not be one that was antiicipated by the designers. And of course it may not fill ANY niche if the world collectively decides that SQL/XML and XSLT do their more specialized jobs better than XQuery does both querying and transformation. (I personally doubt it, but it could happen).
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