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   Re: XML is boring (was Re: coming clean with the SGML crowd)

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  • From: Andrew Bunner <bunner@massquantities.com>
  • To: "Mark D. Anderson" <mda@discerning.com>, "Ron Bourret" <rbourret@dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 10:15:47 -0700

At 09:09 AM 9/11/98 -0700, Mark D. Anderson wrote:
>>It strikes me that the application that is going to make the public sit
up and 
>>notice XML is the one that lets me ask: "Make a table of all hotels in
New York 
>>that cost less than $100 and are within walking distance of Central Park."

>The only proposal I've seen for such a protocol is DASL, which is specific
>to WEBDAV. Is there anything in the works for RDF or XML? Of course, such
a spec
>presumes consolidation of a metadata format (XSchema or whatever).

  Such a beast has been proposed! See http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xml-ql/ for
the XML-QL note.

-- Andrew

   Andrew Bunner
   President, Founder Mass Quantities, Inc.
   Professional Supplements for the Perfect Physique

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