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Re: Verboseness - XML Syntax for XQuery 1.0 (XQueryX)
- From: Vassilis Papadimos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Dylan Walsh <Dylan.Walsh@kadius.com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:46:21 -0700
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 09:59:03AM +0100, Dylan Walsh wrote:
> >Maybe it all comes down to design goal #10 of XML:
> > 10. Terseness in XML markup is of minimal importance.
> ... which contradicts your complaint about XSLT.
Actually, I think it goes against the goal of a compact, easy to
read/write query language, encoded in XML. It just takes people longer
to read and understand a piece of code, when it's spread over more lines.
P.S. Of course terseness can go too far sometimes - see APL!