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   RE: [xml-dev] Fwd: War of Attrition (was: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS:

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  • To: "Jonathan Robie" <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>,"Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Fwd: War of Attrition (was: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS: [xml-dev] XOM micro tutorial))
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:19:33 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcJkLcuIjwNWQpzvSHCBxzOxzbVuUAAgRmWw
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Fwd: War of Attrition (was: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS: [xml-dev] XOM micro tutorial))

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Robie 
> [mailto:jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:31 PM
> To: Mike Champion; xml-dev@lists.xml.org

> Strange, Ari first implies that the number of implementations 
> is a good indication of whether a specification is simple 
> enough, then implies that XQuery is not (presumably because 
> it only has around **15 ** implementations?). I don't think 
> XML 1.0, DOM Level 1, or XSLT had as many implementations as 
> XQuery now has, certainly not at the same stage of 
> development. And these implementations are certainly not all 
> from major vendors - including some of the better ones.

There aren't 15 implementations of XQuery in compliance with the current
family of specs and I doubt there ever will be given the degree of
complexity, inconsistency, underspecification and outright errors in the
current drafts. 

Self-made people have an abundance of working parts.        

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