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   Re: [xml-dev] Who'e expecting to use XQuery? (was Re: [xml-dev] Yet anot

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> 5/2/2002 11:44:28 PM, Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com> 
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > No offence whatsoever to you or the XML Query group, 
> > but I don't expect > to be using XQuery very much, so XQuery
> > integration is the least of my concerns for an XML update
> > language.
> Why don't you expect to be using XQuery much?  Because of some 
> limitation of the XQuery language?  Because you already have the 
> tools you need in XPath, SAX/DOM, and/or XSLT?  Because of the 
> impedence mismatch between Yet Another Progrqamming Language and the 
> one you already use? 

I am a very poor sample member for any survey (probably on any topic), but I don't expect to use XQuery much because of its complexity and its fixation with strong typing (same reasons I don't expect to be using XSDL much).  Yes, XPath does much of what I need, but actually I have another weapon for large-scale query.

I use 4Suite as XML repository.  On insert/modify/delete, I reflect significant "fields" into XML's RDF DBMS.  4Suite makes it pretty easy to automate and manage this process.  Usually, in this way I can take care of all things likely to be addressed in structured form.  Then I just use 4Suite's RDF query capability for such addressing.  I can always fall back to full-text searching for addressing the XML without regard to structure.

I've done this often enough in practice to be very comfortable with its utility and reasonably comfortable with its performance.

Uche Ogbuji                           Fourthought, Inc.
uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com           http://fourthought.com
http://4Suite.org                     http://uche.ogbuji.net
Track chair, XML/Web Services One (San Jose, Boston): http://www.xmlconference.com/
RDF Query using Versa - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think10/index.html
WSDL and the Wild, Wild West - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6004
XML, The Model Driven Architecture, and RDF @ XML Europe - http://www.xmleurope.com/2002/kttrack.asp#themodel


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