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Re: [xml-dev] XPath and a continuous, uniform information space

Not all Data-Centric is Web-Centric (probably the converse perhaps?)...   There's ton's of data crunching to be done well before anything ever spits it's way out onto the Web. At some point (way out in super abstract land perhaps) all of that reduces to graph traversal.  So why exactly are you going to have me learn Gremlin or Cypher or whatever when I already know xPath and XSLT which are more powerful than the other alternatives?

Peter Hunsberger

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com> wrote:
As I followed much of this discussion it struck me as a bit document centric,

Yes.  It is absolutely, unreservedly, enthusiastically document-centric, at least on my part.  I don't think XML is at all suited for data-centric needs, anyway (I say use JSON or the like). Even if I grudgingly think of data-centric applications, my first thought is: the Linked Open Data people are already years ahead of you, and they're struggling.  I think that should be a minatory sign.  Dumb JSON (dumb as opposed to, say JSON-LD), grubby as it is, fuels data-centric Web 2.0, and good luck supplanting it!

Uche Ogbuji                       http://uche.ogbuji.net
Founding Partner, Zepheira        http://zepheira.com

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