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Re: [xml-dev] Commonality shared among the XML suite of technologies and the relational (database) model

> On 1 Oct 2016, at 19:05, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com> wrote:
> But many people are  determined to do the work so  (conciously or otherwise) they unravel the declarativity and create a procedural framework which they feel comfortable working in.

Yes, until programmers reach a high level of maturity, they feel a need to be in control: to tell the computer what to do. Delegating responsibility requires a high level of confidence. That's why, for example, beginners tend to write xsl:for-each rather than xsl:apply-templates.

Michael Kay

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