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At 12:29 PM 7/8/2002 -0400, Thomas B. Passin wrote:
>Exactly, and what you say supports my point here - since xml looked like
>something you could do yourself, people like me who would never consider
>trying to build a major language compiler got very interested.
Yes, I agree with your analysis, and find it insightful.
> > Yes, I agree that this is a good explanation for the fear. Yet, I don't
> > think this fear is well placed. Programming languages and query languages
> > are very helpful, even if they are not easily implemented by the average
> > developer.
>I agree, but remember I was addressing perception and emotion, not rational
>explications. After all, those (supposedly easy) xml parsers have to be
>written in some programming language and make use of a compiler or
Yes. I hope that XQuery gives these people another useful language for
solving real problems. And one they probably won't implement themselves...