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Hi Jonathan

Good to hear from you.

> >My 5 cents is wait for the Update. If the XQuery goes to rec. without
> >update, everybody will invent their own update, and a mes 
> will prevail.
> This is certainly a valid fear.

I did a bit of research on this, using Google:

Likewe also talked a lot about back in the SAG days, Update is
imperative in a lanugage for a DBMS: Database Management System.

And not just update for individual elements, but also support for e.g.
batch updates as we know them from the SQL world:
E.g.: "Update MyResearch set deadline=01.01.2003 where

I think that if XML shall succeed in becoming a usefull _data_ format
and not advanced CSV files, XML (and connected standards) must support a
full suite of standards for Data Definition Language DDL, (XML Schema),
convertion (XSLT Y.?),and  Data Manipulation Language, DML.

Best regards

Jens Jakob Andersen


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