[xquery-talk] Regular Expression search

John Snelson jsnelson at sleepycat.com
Fri Dec 16 10:40:33 PST 2005

Michael Kay wrote:
>>Search and querying are very different. Search is basically for 
>>document-centric XML (like XHTML), where as querying is for 
>>XML (like invoices, etc). If you're using regular expressions for 
>>data-centric XML, then I'd say you have a design flaw - but 
>>not if you 
>>are using them for document-centric XML.
> That seems very simplistic to me, for a number of reasons. 

Of course, you're absolutely right. My statement was a big 
over-generalisation - and only meant as a sort of "rule of thumb".


John Snelson, Berkeley DB XML Engineer
Sleepycat Software, Inc

Contracted to Sleepycat through Parthenon Computing Ltd

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