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RE: W3C XQL workshop

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 08:54:52 PST
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19981202085452.009a1400@mailback.parc.xerox.com>
To: "LeVan,Ralph" <levan@oclc.org>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
At 07:03 AM 12/1/98 PST, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
>I'll be attending.
>
>I've been lurking on this list for a while now.  DASL is very close to
>Z39.50 in architecture (ignoring the stateful sessions, binary encodings and
>transmission over raw tcp/ip features of Z39.50).  This makes DASL the best
>candidate for text searching, as far as Library requirements are concerned
>and I'll be pushing for DASL at the meeting.

Well, as an author of DASL, I can say that while there's a lot to like in
DASL, the current version lacks means of searching properties for
structured values.  That's why we're looking at XQL.  So I don't think you
can 'push for DASL' as a means of meeting the needs of XML QL.  If
anything, it's the other way around.

I think it's also reasonable to consider, from the library point of view,
whether LDAP might work as well as DASL.  Do you have any thoughts on that?

best regards

Jim
Received on Wednesday, 2 December 1998 11:55:17 GMT

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