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My blog complains about namespaces as they manifest themselves in the
XQuery/XPath data model (which is different from how they manifest
themselves in the DOM data model or in the infoset). It also complains
about the PSVI which is part of the basis of the type system of XQuery.
It seems you are punting and saying "this is baggage we inherited from
other specs so it isn't our fault". This may be true but it doesn't
change the fact that it makes for a less than perfect data model for
working with XML.
PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off all together.
From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 3:31 PM
To: Dare Obasanjo
Cc: Daniela Florescu; Elliotte Harold; Michael Champion;
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML-aware programming language?
But I just looked at your Blog. It's largely about namespaces, and I
don't see that it's specific to the XQuery Data Model, I think you're
saying that namespaces in XML make updates harder. The other part is
largely about the schema validity property. Both of these make queries
more complex, in read-only mode too, but especially when udpates are
involved. Is any of this specific to the XQuery data model, or are you
mainly saying that XML Schema and namespaces make a lot of things much
more complex than they need to be?
That part is well known...