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

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Tim Bray wrote:

> Bah.  If the WG had followed the advice they got three years ago to 
> just abandon all the type-based elaborations and the tight coupling to 
> XSD, then they would have shipped XQuery two years ago, and they would 
> have discovered that the market apparently cares more about update 
> facilities than it does about schema-driven querying, and they could be 
> building that right now. -Tim

Of course, when we got to that point, we might have also realized that 
type safety matters most when you are actually modifying the data.



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