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On Mon, 2004-12-27 at 18:31 -0800, Daniela Florescu wrote:
> > I was quite surprised
> > to lean that some of my queries were significantly
> > easier to understand and write using xBase (index based
> > iterators, linked with other iterstors if necessary)
> > than using SQL.
> !? Com' on Karl.
> If you add/remove an index you have to rewrite your xBase
> application. If the volume of data or the frequency of queries
> changes you gave to rewrite your application. Etc. Etc. Etc.
> Do I have to say anything more !?
> We are 30 years after Ted Codd, and many, many billions dollars
> market later. I find it really strange that I need to argue in favor of
> declarativity in 2004, almost 2005.
Declarativity is motherhood and apple pie. neither SQL nor XQuery are
exclusive ways to achieve it.
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Use CSS to display XML - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss-i.html
Full XML Indexes with Gnosis - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/12/08/py-xml.html
Be humble, not imperial (in design) - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10286
UBL 1.0 - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think28.html
Use Universal Feed Parser to tame RSS - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipufp.html
Default and error handling in XSLT lookup tables - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiplook.html
A survey of XML standards - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-stand4/
The State of Python-XML in 2004 - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/10/13/py-xml.html