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

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At 02:36 PM 7/8/2002 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>At 02:16 PM 7/8/2002 -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>>Regardless, the best way to get a feel for what makes XQuery useful and 
>>attractive may be to download one of the more complete implementations 
>>and play with it. It takes time to grasp a new technology. And then 
>>perhaps the next time around we can discuss XQuery in terms of the 
>>language itself, with sample queries and concrete scenarios.
>Sorry Jonathan, but at this point I'm not in the mood to play with 
>700-page specifications that do both more and less than I need.  (Yes, I'd 
>like update too.)  I'll take another look at XQuery when it clearly 
>presents a subset for work with well-formed XML only, without inflicting 
>typed expectations on that understanding.  I'm not willing to waste my 
>time playing in toxic turf controlled by an organization in which I have 
>little faith.

OK, but in that case, please don't waste too much of our time with expert 
opinions on a technology you haven't taken the time to learn.



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