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1/7/2002 11:25:52 PM, Soumitra Sengupta <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Why not punt on strong typing for now and create XQuery that supports
>INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE and DELETE along with FOR, LET. Come back with
>typing and layer that over XQuery when all the technical challenges are
>sorted out. That would be XQuery for XML without the Schemas.
Someone from XQuery will have to answer, and perhaps to correct my
understanding that it is the schema/typing issue that creates the biggest
constraint on the schedule. All I can say is that the XQuery people seem to
believe that type system issues are central to their critique of XPath 1.0,
their work to date, and as a differentiator between XSLT and XQuery.
As for the idea of coming back and layering the typing in XQuery 2.0,
my understanding is that solving "strong typing" requires that XPath
2.0 and XQuery be designed as a unit, even if they are layered once
everything is done.