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   RE: [xml-dev] Why *is* XQuery taking so long?

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Long enough to produce applause.  Real results are readily recognized.

The tension is what needs to be there versus what one can get done 
with willing resources before other solutions satiate the market. 
We tend to panic ovet that one.  OTOH...

XQuery's competitor is SQL.  So far, it hasn't stopped you from 
getting your work done, in fact, it bought you time to do more 
and do it better.  "Fear is the mindkiller."

But understand the audience and don't play Bach if they came 
to boogie. Could XQuery have come out in successive versions 
with simpler accompaniment?  The cost is rerecording.  In 
Engligh, companies do have to pick the right time to implement 
and face up to the costs of reimplementing.   Customers have 
to accept that the costs of global markets may be occasional 
hiccups in supply.  No one I know is using the original MS 
version of XSD.  We married up. ;-)


From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:jonathan.robie@datadirect.com]

Here's one question that's not being asked explicitly:

How long should a standard take?

The answer may depend on the nature and complexity of the standard, but 
also on the marketplace. Long enough to reach the ground?


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