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RE: Where does RDF fit in with XQuery?

From: Ingo Macherius <macherius@darmstadt.gmd.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 19:54:32 +0200
To: "Jonathan Robie" <Jonathan.Robie@softwareag-usa.com>, "Libby Miller" <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>, "Gary Zakon" <gzakon@rcn.com>
Cc: "www-ql" <www-ql@w3.org>, <christop@ics.forth.gr>
Message-ID: <NDBBKNAAEKOBBDPKKDDCMEPGDNAA.macherius@darmstadt.gmd.de>
> And in fact, that's almost what I'm doing with XQuery - I am currently
> using an XQuery library that translates to a syntactic representation of
> the triples in XML, then I query the triples.

What exactly is the benefit of XML syntax if you convert your data into
3-tuples, aka triples ?
Is maybe XQuery's expressiveness, even over this most simple schema, worth
the effort? What would be the drawbacks of the (rather simple) relational
representation ?

Just curious,
	Ingo Macherius
Received on Friday, 22 June 2001 13:50:17 UTC

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