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   Re: [xml-dev] Infoset vs pure syntax permathread (was Re: [xml-dev] The

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On Tuesday 25 February 2003 10:56 am, Mike Champion wrote:
> XQuery in both theory (the spec) and practice (e.g. Microsoft's stuff that
> Dare was showing at XML 2002) operates off a data model (aka Infoset, more
> or less) that encompasses both XML and the relational model. 

Are you saying that XQuery model is a superset of the relational model?

> Since it incorporates XPath by reference, XPath is therefore a globally
> applicable addressing mechanism for data that can be represented in the
> datamodel/infoset.  What's wrong with that logic?

Only that the datamodel/infoset is necessarily constrained to one world view.

One immediate problem that people have with XML is the lack of structure in 
attributes... which is reflected in the infoset.


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