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At 18:43 04/01/2002 -0500, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>2. It may be very interesting to think about the potential benefits of
>integrating XSLT and XQuery. If there is a compelling benefit to
>integrating the languages, we should consider doing so after the release
>of XQuery 1.0.
Doesn't doing so *after* the release of XQuery 1.0 just create a legacy
problem and just make things worse
for everyone (except possibly vendors who get a free churn)?
Why rush? Who is rushing and why? As a user, I want something small, simple to
understand, that works. I don't mind if it does not unify the Universe into
one cohesive theory. I'd like
that but I can wait for it. If a bunch of smart people advise that we
should re-visit some core
data model issues before layering on more standards, so be it. In fact, I'd
be delighted because
it would show concern for the deep longevity we are all seeking in data
"Standards" should not be rushed. They should take as long as they take.
they are as complex, far-reaching and require innovation as XQuery does.
Remenber that the XML 1.0 "standard" came about by taking stuff *out* of a
known technology - a ten year
old technology. There is a lesson there for all of us.