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

> From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
> Date: Thursday, 15 August 2013 6:14 PM
> I've always felt the right way for XPath/XQuery to achieve that is
> some kind of "abstract axis" notion where the relationship is accessed
> using an axis, say "bookings-for-room", and the implementation of the
> axis hides the implementation detail.

.. and ..

> From: Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com>
> Date: Friday, 16 August 2013 5:17 AM
> As I followed much of this discussion it struck me as a bit document
> centric, so I absolutely agree; "nodes on demand"... I have a project
> I'd like to embark on if I can find the time, which is driving
> something such as Saxon directly from a graph database.  Ultimately, I
> want graph traversal and graph composition. I see tools such as xPath
> and XSLT as pretty good competition for some of the current ways to do
> that.

Makes me think of the abstract axis as an RDF predicate, meaning we really can model "the universe" via RDF triples?? :)


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