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- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery types was Re: [xml-dev] Yet another plea for XUpdate...
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 11:02:57 -0700
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XQuery types was Re: [xml-dev] Yet another plea for XUpdate...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 11:02 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery types was Re: [xml-dev] Yet
> another plea for XUpdate...
> On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 13:36, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> > At 10:09 AM 5/8/2002 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> > >I personally fail to see any reason why XQuery
> > >implementers should go out of their way to try to be
> interoperable if
> > >doing so would require undue difficulty on their end.
> > Are you seriously saying that vendors should implement
> whatever they
> > want,
> > instead of implementing the spec, if they find something
> that is easier to
> > implement? Perhaps the W3C should stop writing
> "Recommendations" and start
> > writing "Hints". But I don't see how that leads to
> interoperability, and I
> > think users want interoperability.
> I think Dare was merely saying that the motivating factors
> for XQuery implementors to focus on interop are different
> from and less powerful than the motivating factors for W3C
> XML Schema interop.
> The experiences I've had in moving information and queries
> between relational databases suggest to me that he may in
> fact be right. All of it was SQL, yes... but since
> developers typically write code against a particular backend
> at some point in the process, they don't worry about whether
> that code will work just as well against any other backend.
> With schemas, there's a much greater chance that you'll be
> sharing schemas which then need to work in a wide variety of
> very different environments.
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