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Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Daniela Florescu wrote:
>> XQuery and XSLT do have a data model that will stay at the foundation of
>> XML processing in the future. I think it is too late by now to deny that.
> This is *a* data model. It is not *the* data model. There is no one XML
> data model, and there will not be. The XQuery/XPath 2.0 Data Model will
> only be the foundation for XQuery and XSLT 2. Many other developers will
> continue to profitably use other data models that better meet their
> needs. XML interoperability is based on exchanging syntax, not
> representations of data models.
Tim's point was that you couldn't have a native XML programming language
because there is no data model for XML. Fact is, there are many. Pick one.