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Re: Review of "Storing Data in Documents"

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:10:44 +0000
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

At 18:02 22/03/05 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > Actually, the Communiqué focussed quite a bit on putting the mapping hooks
> > into the XML Schema for a namespace, and that seems to be exactly what's
> > shown at [2].  So, it took 5 years, big deal!
>Aside from the time... it also involved going from a declarative mapping
>to a turing-complete (procedural) solution, which isn't ideal, so the
>declarative approaches should still be persued, or at least discussed.

I think there may be a false dichotomy here, or at least some 
terminological confusion.

In short, as I understand the term, "declarative" can be "Turing 
complete".  I thought that was what XSLT (along with functional programming 
languages) actually achieves.

Am I missing something here?


Graham Klyne
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