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

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  • To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 11:56:46 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIlHXvp7FtzeAHiR/eCgT+10CVnBgAAKELp
  • Thread-topic: RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org] 
Sent: Sat 7/6/2002 11:43 AM 
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

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

>Ahh, but that is the crux of the issue.  Or at least to the extent that it is true that
>XQuery is targeted mainly at those who care about data types....

>*If* the type system and dependency on WXS / PSVI was layered on top of XPath 2
>/ XQuery "core", and those who don't care about
>these things hadn't been kept waiting for years for a Recommendation while the
>deeply complex data type issues are sorted out, people such as Simon wouldn't be so
>depressed / angry.  Complexity has a cost even for those who  don't use it.

I'm sorry but I completely cannot follow your argument. Can you please rephrase it? 
Basically from what I see the people who care about untyped querying of XML are satisfied with XPath 1.0, those that want typed querying of XML are somewhat satisfied with the degree of integration between W3C XML Schema and XQuery. Perhaps if XPath 2.0 was renamed "XML Pattern Language for Typed Infosets" and abbreviated as XPath-T there wouldn't be this much hullaballoo since it would be clear whom the target audience was.  


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