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Tom Bradford wrote:
> On the contrary, I think the fact that it's now December of 2004, and
> we've yet to see a rec of XQuery 1.0, even though it's been touted as
> the de-facto successor in XML query languages for years leaves ample
> room for comparison. Any language that has been built up on that much
> hype for so long, yet is not finished, is open for comparison to any
> other, even if it hasn't found widespread acceptance.
I think that market adoption of a standard is hugely influenced by (1)
a completed standard, and (2) good implementations of that completed
If you think a fair comparison can be made without taking these into
account, I guess we disagree.