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RE: recently a newbie

From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 09:32:52 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20020619093015.11d44d88@gmstimap.oraclecorp.com>
To: "'Peter Foley'" <peter.foley@abs.gov.au>
Cc: <www-ql@w3.org>

Peter,

You wrote:

>(b) Do you want your programmers to use standard Xquery or can you live
>     with any XML oriented query language?
>We prefer standards but are open to suggestions.

I agree with the desire to use standards, but want to remind readers that, 
while XQuery is obviously beginning to stabilize (based on reading the 
public Working Draft documents available at the W3C site), it is *not* yet 
finalized and is thus subject to change (conceivably considerable 
change).  Therefore, "standard XQuery" is a term that does not yet apply to 
anything at all!  Caveat programmer!

But stay tuned!
    Jim
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