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   RE: [xml-dev] WS-Addressing to W3C: Is the Tide Turning?

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> > No, I don't think that's a fair characterization at all. 
> The size of the
> > task is no larger than that tackled by XSLT 1.0, which was 
> produced in 18
> > months, and which involved at least as much innovation.
> XSLT had DSSSL (part 2) as prior art, plus feedback from
> DSSSL early adopters.   (DSSSL took *years* to get out of
> committee...)

And XQuery had OQL, XQL, etc etc. The prior art in database query languages
is *far* greater than in markup transformation languages: in fact, that
might be part of the problem!

Michael Kay


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