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   Re: Coca-Cola Data [Was RE: Is this Impossible !!]

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  • From: <schen@falconwing.com>
  • To: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@iedigital.net>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 13:49:21 -0400 (EWT)

Hi Mark, everyone,

On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Mark Birbeck wrote:

[ snip ]
> My point is simply that just as you return data from your server in a
> common format - XML - so too you should accept requests in a common
> format. You should convert requests in, say, XPath, to SQL queries or
> object queries or whatever queries. Otherwise you are not really
> presenting an XML-interface to your data.
> And we'll never get the Coca-Cola effect (the whole world singing the
> same song, if you're wondering).

As it is now, it won't work until the XML Query Working Group publishes a

Until then, SQL is a semi-standard, pragmatic choice if you need to deploy

On the other hand, I'll be happy to discuss various potential XML query
language candidates if anyone is interested =)

. . . Sean.

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