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At 02:34 PM 11/6/2002 -0500, AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:
> >XQuery is a toolkit for working with XML, not part of XML itself. (The
> >same can be said of XSLT, though XSLT was pretty clearly part of the
> >original style project.)
>There is the detail that it invents YAXDM - yet another XML Data Model.
>That to me seems signficant.
>If XML 1.0 had had a clear data model then we might not have the
>assortment of DOM, XPath 1.0, XML Infoset, PSVI, AABSABI and the XQuery
>data model. It would have made life a heck of a lot simpler to have a
>single, well-thought-out data model.
Fortunately, XSL, XPath, and XQuery use the same data model now. I'm very
happy with the changes that will show up in the next round of publication,
which make the document simpler and more readable. This model is quite
similar to the XPath 1.0 data model, with types added.