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RE: Could XQuery replace the W3C DOM?

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:51:59 -0400
To: "Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Cc: eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com, www-ql@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFD62465D3.29BDF8A4-ON85256C23.004D9AE5@lotus.com>

DOM is already somewhat slow/heavyweight for certain purposes.   While I'm 
sure a lot of good work will be done on query implementation and 
optimization, it's not immediately clear that a query-based implementation 
would in practice be more rather than less efficient compared to DOM.  Not 
that it's a bad idea in principle, but performance is a significant 
barrier to adoption of XML for purposes such as SOAP, and we do need to 
pay more attention to performance as APIs evolve, IMO.  Thanks

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