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- To: "Liam Quin" <email@example.com>,"Prakash, Prakash Yamuna, Yamuna" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 14:17:58 -0800
- Cc: "XML Developers List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liam Quin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 1:55 PM
> To: Prakash, Prakash Yamuna, Yamuna
> Cc: XML Developers List
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
> My own guess would be that it'll start out replacing (or
> subsuming) middleware -- the ability to do, in effect, joins
> between data from disparate sources, such as two SQL
> databases, some XML documents and perhaps an RDF store,
> generating an XML report directly, is something difficult to
> do with other technologies without getting deeply tied to a
> single vendor. Perl can do this, but with a lower level of
> programming that's relatively fussy.
Huh? Exactly how does XQuery allow me to join data between disparate
sources such as two SQL databases, some XML documents and an RDF store
[in any sort of performant manner]?
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