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I agree - the XPath/XQuery/XSLT is a good data model, and I would pick
the same one.
Daniela Florescu wrote:
>> 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.
> I picked mine Jonathan. The XQuery and XSLT Data Model.
> It's the only one among all possibilities that satisfies ALL my
> 1) be an abstract data model, not an API that implies a certain data
> access pattern
> 2) cover the entire Infoset
> 3) cover schema validated as well as non schema validated data
> 4) be usable
> 5) have at least one data processing language based on it
> (there are actually three: XPath 2.0, XQuery and XSLT 2.0)
> 6) show evidence that it can be implemented
> 7) co-exist peacefully with the other XML data models