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

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Jens Jakob Andersen, PDI wrote:
> Unless XQuery also caters for Update, it will never become the SQL of XML, it
>  will be overrun by individual vendor implemantations (probably more like the
>  BASIC of XML) that will work on individual platforms, have similarities, but
>  not be a standard.

I really don't see that happening.  It seems to me that most
native XML database vendors are cooperating in the xmldb
initiative.  Sure, initially there will be incompatibilities
among implementations, but as long as vendors are committed to
interoperability these will get ironed out.  There's no reason
to believe the situation would be any different if the Update
spec came from the W3C instead of a vendor consortium.

The W3C has taken a lot of heat for not supporting updates
in XQuery 1.0.  In my opinion they're doing exactly the
right thing here.  Give XUpdate some time to cook, *then*
standardize it.

--Joe English



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