RE: Inherent limitation in the expressability of XMLmarkup?
David wrote: > It's not a limitation of XML, it's a limitation of humans. > Try writing a few xpressions using XqueryX by hand and you'll soon see:-) Agreed. But then XQueryX was never intended as a language for humans. It does have its uses when generating XQuery code programmatically as it can be validate before transforming to XQuery using XSLT. Regards Philip -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 21 March, 2011 11:43 AM To: Costello, Roger L. Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Inherent limitation in the expressability of XML markup? On 21/03/2011 11:22, Costello, Roger L. wrote: > Does it indicate an inherent limitation in the expressability of XML markup? No. a) the first drafts of what became xpath did use xml markup b) there is a standardised xml markup for all of xquery (which includes xpath) It's not a limitation of XML, it's a limitation of humans. c) ? Why do we resort to non-XML syntax? Try writing a few xpressions using XqueryX by hand and you'll soon see:-) David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org subscribe: email@example.com List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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