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

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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:00:04 -0800 (PST), Prakash, Prakash Yamuna,
Yamuna <techpy@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Fair enough. The question is why would they bet on XQuery and not XSLT? XSLT
> is much more powerful in my mind if we are interested in translating
> messages. 
> What am i missing?

I'd say you're missing the reality that things like this often come
down to a matter of style or personal philosophy, and no amount of
debate or even experience will resolve them one way or the other.  I
guess the *nix geek permathread on emacs vs vi is the canonical
example.  I wonder if the XSLT vs XQuery debate will go on for
decades, or if in 2015 or so it will be as quaintly moot as the old C
vs LISP permathread is today?

Well, I really wonder *what* will transcend both XSLT and XQuery to
make the debate look quaintly moot in hindsight :-)  Anyone want to
speculate?  (I *know* someone is going to say "LISP" <duck>)


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