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Re: [xml-dev] Top 5 posters to xml-dev

Robert Koberg wrote:
> On Dec 10, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>> Robert Koberg wrote:
>>>> It's a huge project, well worth exploration and discussion.  It 
>>>> definitely meets the XML-centric criteria of recent threads here.
>>> It uses a good deal of javascript (doesn't really work without it) 
>>> and several MarkLogic specifc extensions (I don't know if they are 
>>> written in java or C)
>> On the client side, you're right to wonder about this.  I meant on the 
>> server side, where XQuery is sifting through vast volumes of data.
> That's the thing. On the server side, they are using proprietary (and 
> often duplicated) extensions written in java and/or C.

Does that mean that you can't write a Java application, because it has a 
JVM written in C? I think your line of argument misses the point. 
Extensions or otherwise, the back end of Markmail is still written in a 
language that understands XML as a first class datatype - and it's 
development has been simpler as a consequence.


John Snelson, Oracle Corporation            http://snelson.org.uk/john
Berkeley DB XML:            http://oracle.com/database/berkeley-db/xml
XQilla:                                  http://xqilla.sourceforge.net

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