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RE: XQuery -- Reinventing the Wheel?

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Michael Rys wrote:
> Please be patient, there is an XML syntax for XQuery in the works. 

Please resist.  Having an XML syntax has made XSLT very ugly
and cumbersome to use.

Now... an XML "compiled" version of the XQuery + an XML "compiled"
version for XPath expressions would be welcome -- a horse of
a completely different color.  But please, please have it 100% 
XML or 100% custom syntax, not a hybrid.