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Re: DASL language comparison

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 18:52:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4586D540.6040908@gmx.de>
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>
CC: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

Jim Whitehead schrieb:
> One of the original goals of DASL is to be able to create queries that 
> easily translate to SQL. If you have a DASL interpreter of this type (as 
> is the case with Catacomb), then the collation order is, to a large 
> extent, outside the control of the DASL implementation. The collation 
> order is controlled by the underlying SQL engine.

Right. And even worse, you may even not be able to find out what the 
collation is.

> I imagine that if the DASL specification indicated a collation order 
> that was inconsistent with the underlying query engine use by an 
> implementation, the implementation would just ignore the specification.

Right. I'm currently tempted to close this issue as WONTFIX for the 
initial revision, and add an appendix discussing the issues and 
potential approaches.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 18 December 2006 17:52:23 GMT

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