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XQL: a structured query language for XML

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan@texcel.no>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:53:58 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19981117225358.030e13c0@pop.mindspring.com>
To: "Slein, Judith A" <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>
Cc: "'www-webdav-dasl@w3.org'" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>, "Slein, Judith A" <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>, "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
I've been reading through recent posts, and I thought it might be useful to
point out  a few things.

1. The XQL query language can do structured queries on XML. See the
following for descriptions of the language: 

	http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/xql.html
 	http://www.texcel.no/whitepapers/xql-design.html

2. Any hierarchical structure may present itself as XML, even if it is not
physically stored as such. So a document hierarchy in a proprietary format
can still look like XML to the query language.

Hope this is helpful.

Jonathan
 
jonathan@texcel.no
Texcel Research
http://www.texcel.no
Received on Tuesday, 17 November 1998 22:52:56 GMT

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