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

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I agree with Michael's estimate of the timing. But I do think we have a 
lot more to work on than just the syntax. The issues concerning the 
semantics of transations are real and interesting.


Michael Rys wrote:
> Not fair :-)
> Actually, there is a pretty far advanced proposal for what we call the
> data manipulation language. The questions become more political in the
> sense I prefer keyword X over Y or error instead of no-op and whether we
> need to go beyond the basic language semantics and delve into broader
> transaction management issues (I personally hope not).
> So my guess is that it is within the next year that we will see first
> output from the working group, but that it will take probably another
> two to three years to get the spec to recommendation status.


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