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XQuery feedback

From: Evan Lenz <elenz@xyzfind.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 20:47:13 -0800
To: <www-ql@w3.org>
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After reviewing the XQuery spec, I'm concluding that the overlap between
XQuery and XSLT is far too great for the W3C to reasonably recommend them
both as separate languages. If XSLT (or XSLT 2.0) isn't considered adequate
as an XML query language by itself, then the development of an XML query
language should still build from the same semantic and syntactic base as
XSLT.

Please see my arguments fleshed out in:

"XQuery: Reinventing the Wheel?"
http://www.xmlportfolio.com/xquery.html

Thank you,

Evan Lenz
XYZFind Corp.
Received on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 23:35:50 GMT

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