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   RE: [xml-dev] XML-aware programming language?

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> From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@microsoft.com] 
> Exactly, that's why as a programmer I'd rather stick with the 
> language I'm doing most of the application development with 
> anyway (i.e. C#, Javascript, etc) as opposed to dealing with 
> the [familiar] complexity of that language plus all the 
> idiosyncracies of XQuery & XML Schema as well. 

And this is also why many of my users would rather stick with the language
they are doing most of the application development with (i.e. XSLT) and
regard the prospect of writing in [unfamiliar] low-level languages like Java
with horror.

(Dammit, they are even trying to access their relational databases directly
from XSLT, using a library I wrote one afternoon as a demo...)

Michael Kay


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