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   Re: XML-QL

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  • From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@polaris.net>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 17:32:50 -0400

[My first attempt at a reply doesn't seem to have gone through. Let's try
this again....]

At 03:53 PM 8/29/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I just discovered the XML Query Language proposal at
>http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xml-ql/, and find it very interesting.  It looks
>a lot like SQL, which could be handy, but also somewhat limiting.  What do
>you'all think about it?

Yes, it is interesting. The tag minimization (using the "</>" end tag) is
very troublesome, though. Troublesome enough that I hope they either
dispense with it altogether or stop referring to XML-QL queries as though
they were well-formed XML and adopt terminology such as "XML-like" instead.

John E. Simpson
Just XML - coming in September from Prentice-Hall

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