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RE: XQuery -- Reinventing the Wheel?

Title: RE: XQuery -- Reinventing the Wheel?

Evan Lenz wrote:

> The introduction of datatypes is making its way not
> only into XQuery but the XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 requirements.
> Regardless of whether datatypes are only part of query or are
> part of both query and transformations, there should be a common
> semantic and syntactic core for XSLT and XQuery, rather
> than an invention of an entirely new syntax.

When you talk about XQuery versus XPath 2.0, you seem to be ignoring the fact that XPath 2.0 is being jointly designed by members of the XQuery and XSLT Working Groups, which are jointly responsible for it. Both languages will use XPath 2.0, so "an entirely new syntax" seems to be a bit of an exaggeration.

In fact, XPath 2.0 will become that common semantic and syntactic core for both languages.