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Ken North wrote,
> > > XQJ is an API for Java programs, but that doesn't mean the format
> > > of the data going across the wire has to be Java-centric.
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > Did anyone say it did?
> There's been discussion here about techniques for passing queries to
> an XQuery processor. There was a suggestion Java programs should
> parse them and pass them as serialized abstract syntax trees (one
> benefit being compile-time type checking). That seems a reasonable
> alternative as an option, but not as a replacement, for sending
> XQuery strings down the wire.
There was no such suggestion. You should go back and reread Burak Emir's
posts a little more carefully: he proposed that the _API_ should have
been designed around an abstract model of queries.
This has no implications whatsoever for what gets sent over the wire.