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   Re: XML query language

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  • From: Paul Janssens <paul.janssens@skynet.be>
  • To: Oren Ben-Kiki <oren@capella.co.il>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 18:45:55 +0200

Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
> - An XML query language. Think about it - an XML query language should (i)
> be XML; (ii) allow selecting arbitrary parts of the input XML document(s);
> (iii) allow constructing result XML document(s). 

I think (iii) should not be a requirement of an XML query language. The
result of a query  could be a vector of tuples of pointers to the
individual matches. Whatever needs to be done with that output can be
done in a layer above that. Just because SQL mixes content with style
doesn't mean an XML query language should.

Paul Janssens - paul.janssens@skynet.be

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