[xquery-talk] Re: The State of Native XML databases

John Snelson john.snelson at oracle.com
Wed Aug 22 00:18:55 PDT 2007

Hi Frank,

Frank Cohen wrote:
> 1) The Implementations Provide The Full Benefits of The Data Model.
> The XML data model is wonderfully rich and flexible. There is big divide 
> that developers have to overcome when going from the XML data model to 
> an XML database. It is not a given that XQuery is way to implement a 
> database for the XML data model. When I was at the W3C Plenary 2 years 
> ago there was plenty of energy in discussing alternatives to XQuery and 
> XSLT. And I would prefer to write code today, not wait another 7 years 
> for a standard like XQuery to emerge.

What do you see as the limitations of XQuery that don't provide you "the 
full benefits of the data model"? I thought that the XQuery data model 
was a superset of the XML data model.


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