mhk at mhk.me.uk
Fri Oct 14 23:44:58 PDT 2005
> Jeff Dexter's blog entry this week talks about J4XQ.
> "What I'm talking about is J4XQ. If Java can have an XQuery API, why
> shouldn't XQuery have a standard Java API."
> Has anyone in the XQuery world considered this?
If they do, I hope they will
(a) read http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xslt11-20010824/, and
(b) understand why the effort was abandoned after a year's work.
That's not to say it shouldn't be done; just that it shouldn't be done
without knowing the history of previous failed attempts.
It should be said that the problems were more political than technical,
though a good part of the politics was that a lot of people argued
vociferously that it was a bad thing to do.
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