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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

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At 10:53 AM 7/6/2002 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

>From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
>Sent: Sat 7/6/2002 10:27 AM
>To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: Re: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?
>At 01:03 PM 7/6/2002 -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> >I don't find support for those datatypes compelling for XML.  I find them
> >to be a distraction from the text-based functionality that makes XML so
> >useful at best, a distressing calamity at worst.  I'm starting to argue
> >that compromise even with the primitive types is a dangerous mistake.

The formatting above is misleading - I did not write that, Simon did. 
I've  been arguing in favor of data types.

>So obviously using data typing in XML is outside your use cases so why are 
>you still arguing the point? Why not simply agree to disagree.

>You don't care about data typing and XML while others do and those are who 
>XQuery is targetted at.

I agree with this.

>I recently asked whether any of the current users XPath have any interest 
>in XPath 2.0 and from the silence it seems none  do which is echoed by the 
>lack of participation on its comments list. So I take that to mean that 
>most people are satisfied with the untyped querying facilities of XPath 
>while XQuery et al will fix the lack of a standardized typed querying 
>mechanism for those of us interested in such things.

I also agree that most XPath users don't need much of what is in XQuery. I 
hope we can move significantly in the direction of simplifying XPath 2.0.



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