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At 12:02 PM -0400 5/12/02, Mike Champion wrote:

>>Where exactly does it state that?
>"One of the great strengths of XML is its flexibility in representing
>many different kinds of information from diverse sources. To exploit
>this flexibility, an XML query language must provide features for
>retrieving and interpreting information from these diverse sources."
>"It is designed to be a small, easily implementable language in which
>queries are concise and easily understood. It is also flexible enough
>to query a broad spectrum of XML information sources, including both
>databases and documents. ... XQuery is derived from an XML query
>language called Quilt [Quilt], which in turn borrowed features from
>several other languages, including XPath 1.0 [XPath 1.0], XQL [XQL],

I always understood that to refer to native XML databases. I never 
thought it meant traditional relational databases. And that says 
nothing about querying objects.

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