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----- Original Message -----
From: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] The use of XML syntax in XML Query
> Strong typing - There is a real-world use case for ensuring that queries
> return schema-valid results, for example ensuring that they can be displayed
> in valid XHTML. (Whether anyone outside the W3C cares about schema-valid
> XHTML is another matter, but it is a "real world" example that I'm sure has
> counterparts with more data-oriented schemas in the REAL real world). Doing
> this is a hard, but solveable problem, and solving it requires that XPath
> 2.0 and XQuery be designed as a unit, even if they are layered once
> everything is done. Thus, "declaring victory" on XPath 2.0 without solving
> this problem is essentially declaring defeat on some matters near and dear
> to XQuery, since it is very unlikely that they could be solved in XQuery
> without changing XPath.
I'm still waiting for someone with a theoretical background to debunk the
statements in the paper "On Database Theory and XML" that it is is an
unsolvable problem to guarantee that one can create a query that for any given
XML input will generate output that conforms to a specified XML schema.
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