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   RE: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?

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  • To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:17:15 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcTYdkaFaSFNTr/fT9SbhnHzz+h2xgAHH5jk
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?

At Microsoft we felt it targetted the needs of people who were tired of the limitations of XPath and wanted the power of XSLT but couldn't deal with the verbose syntax or the need for recursive thinking w.r.t. templates. 
Of course, XQuery got so complex that now I personally would rather stick to XSLT. For the average developer I'd suggest using something like X#/Xen/C-Omega or E4X before I'd suggest XQuery. 
There is nothing more satisfying that having someone take a shot at you, and miss. 


From: Roger L. Costello [mailto:costello@mitre.org]
Sent: Thu 12/2/2004 5:53 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?

Hi Folks,
From previous posts I have learned that:
1. The capabilities provided by XQuery is a subset of the capabilities provided by XSLT/XPath 2.0
2. The XQuery syntax is a hybrid - it has some XML characteristics but is not XML.  
Norm Walsh notes:  "It's a non-queriable, non-transformable subset of XSLT 2.0".
Given this, I am wondering what niche XQuery is expecting to fill?  /Roger


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