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

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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.



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