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   Re: [xml-dev] XML, XQueries, and Databases: Hot Questions?

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Elliotte Harold wrote:

> The question isn't at all controversial. The answer is obvious: easy for 
> the application writer. The same could be said for any API. The goal of 
> having an API at all is to make life easier for the person who uses the 
> API. The problem is implementing the obvious answer.

I've been doing standards, including API standards, for quite a while 
now. Simple is good. The hard part is finding out what is simple. And 
different people have different criteria for simplicity.



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