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From: "Mike Champion" <email@example.com>
> I think the most significant advantage that XPath 2 / XQuery will
> offer is "joins" to handle relationships that are implied
> by values rather than demanded by pointers. This is exactly
> Date's point -- find relationships that exist at runtime with joins
> rather than hard-code them with links/pointers.
Some documents represent a snapshot at the current time.
Some documents represents a snapshot at some particular time.
The former may require runtime resolution of links, but the latter
can well use hardcoded links (i.e. the named result of some
I am not sure we need to deem that hardcoded links are good and
queries are bad, or vice versa, if the question is really just one