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On Dec 2, 2004, at 2:58 PM, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

> XQuery is a good read-only data model for XML but a bad one as a
> read-write model. I wrote about all the frustrations of trying to build
> programming models around the XQuery data model at
> http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=9b799a26-c1f9 
> -40ba
> -9502-e30569c39e11

I read your comment and I have the same reaction as Jonathan's.
Yes, indeed, I don't think that the XQuery Data Model could have done
it any differently given the circumstances.

Do you have any constructive comments ?

If you see any better alternative, please say so loudly and I promise
that I'l convince the XQuery WG to listen. We just weren't smart enough
to find a better way to avoid the problems.

But please be careful not to trough the baby with the bath water. In the
grand scheme of things, those small annoyances aren't that important.

Yes, XQuery Data Model is not 100% perfect. Yes, XQuery is not perfect.
(BTW, do you know of any perfect technology? If yes, let me know  
because I
couldn't find any yet...)

Please try to think of the advantages of what their existence bring  
instead of thinking
of their small bugs, and please remember to compare the two.

Best regards,


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