RE: XDM serialization (was buried in microXML thread)
On Mon, 2012-07-16 at 22:32 +0000, David Lee wrote: [...] > For function items I think a subset could be serialized such as > fn:concat#2 ... but much like user defined types which would only > work if there was an in band or out of band schema, arbitrary > function items may require full XQuery lying around or worse, whatever > proprietary language instantiated it. And thats not even considering > the in-scope (lambda) variable problem. Note, function items are also part of XPath 3. [...] > I had not considered either content-length, chunking, or EXI > Food for thought ! Although I think any of those adds complexity > (especially EXI ...) Yes, I can't say whether the complexity is worth while. > Although I would be all for EXI being enhanced to support XDM ... I also; the EXI WG chose to focus on their profile for memory-constrained devices in this period of their work, but they are ilkely to be rechartered in the New Year, so we'll see what TPAC brings. > It just disappoints me greatly that XPath, XSLT, and XQuery have this > great data model with no standardized way of representing it. +1 Both Saxon and Qizx have proprietary ways to serialize it in XML. > Time for a beer Maybe at Balisage -) Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/ Ankh: irc.sorcery.net irc.gnome.org freenode/#xml Co-author, 5th edition of Beginning XML, Wrox, July 2012.
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