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   Re: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

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Joshua Allen wrote:

> The point I took away was that languages like XPath are suited for
> handling XML, while languages like Java are not.  Therefore, as
> programmers find themselves more frequently manipulating XML, they need
> to either use XPath/XQuery/XSLT or else get better support in their
> language of choice.

An entirely sensible conclusion, if your premise is that XML is the stuff
well-suited to handling by XPath. That is certainly Bosworth's premise, so
it is no surprise that it is his conclusion. As I've said, argument by
petitio principii.


Walter Perry


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