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I think XLinq will make the "XQuery as general purpose XML processing
language" fans mad (or whatever). But the "XQuery as an optimizable
database language" people are happy to have both: XQuery now on the
server tier, then XLinq first on the main memory data and maybe later
also in the database once the side-effect semantics have been cleared.
(resident XQuery and XLinq fan)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 8:45 AM
> To: 'Michael Champion'; email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Declarative XML Processing with XQuery
> As we used to say, "way cool", or just, frikkin wow.
> Some random thoughts:
> That is a whole lot easier. Impressive and while it will
> make the XQuery fans mad, a whole lot easier to read. Killing
> of the Unix heritage of gnarly syntaxes is probably more
> important even than killing off DTDs. ;-)
> I may have missed it but what does this do with mixed content models?
> The evolution of the schema-aware features will be fun to watch. I
> to see that work with the big beasties like GJXML which attempt to
> use naming conventions to force object-orientation.
> This will make some of our developers quite happy although it is
> think about how much technology we are about to throw away..
> What will XLinq/DLinq do with XML Binary? (had to put a troll in
> but actually important to the sensor web community).
> I'd like to see an overview of this fit into a web services
> scenario. I posted a reply to a CNet news article that provides
> an example: the domain/query aware application (Kris Kringle
> for Windows Movie Maker).
> From: Michael Champion [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> There are a couple of others that I think are worthwhile for people
> interested in LINQ and XML
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