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   Should TAG consider XQuery issues?

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Tim Bray has posted an interesting question on the TAG public mailing list
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Oct/0239.html  He had 
(speaking as an individual) made a quite detailed response 
to an earlier XQuery working draft in which he expressed concerns about 
XQuery's "maximalism", excessive reliance on the complexities of the W3C 
Schema Definition Language, over-concern with static typing, divergence from 
the data model implied by other W3C specs, etc.

Bray points to the XQuery WG's official response to his concerns:
and indicates that he found this response unpersuasive, saying "I'm hardly 
unbiased here because I strongly disagree with the direction the XQuery WG is 
going here on technical grounds.  Furthermore, I think  that if this issue 
were being discussed on purely technical terms, some decisions might be 

He concludes by asking for opinions on whether the TAG should consider the 
issues in dispute here (and presumably issue a "Finding" to guide the XQuery 
WG, although as recent discussions have made clear, a TAG Finding is an 
opinion, not a directive).  

I suspect that a number of xml-dev subscribers who don't generally follow the 
TAG list may wish to consider the issues raised in Bray's messages, the 
XQuery WG's response, and express an opinion to the TAG.  

Or scream and yell about it here <grin>


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