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   Re: [xml-dev] Advanced text searching vs XML??? (was Re: [xml-dev] Note

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In a message dated 28/10/2002 20:07:46 GMT Standard Time, mc@xegesis.org writes:

On one hand, one major value of XML to me (employee of XML DBMS vendor)
is to avoid the necessity of separating the "text" from the "structured


I hope your employer is encouraging the XQuery WG to get better regular expression support into XQuery 1.0. The WG seem to be rowing back a bit from the Use Case that still (for the moment) says "Full-text Search". I am concerned that the reg exp support may, in the end, be fairly feeble. I hope I am wrong.

XSLT 2.0 is better off since it is expected to have the xsl:analyze-string element to do a reasonable amount of reg exp stuff.

Andrew Watt


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