[xquery-talk] Re: The State of Native XML databases
john.snelson at oracle.com
Wed Aug 22 00:51:04 PDT 2007
Frank Cohen wrote:
> As an example... Ilya needs to do transactional node-level updates. How
> does he get that when XQuery has no updates specification?
That's a fair point which will hopefully be fixed soon with XQuery
Update. Up until now vendors have created their own update mechanisms
with varying success.
> XML lets me do typing using complex data types. Some XML DBs support XSD
> and some DTD while others don't do any validation.
Well I won't go over the discussion we've already had about whether
schemas are a good thing or not. There's probably not a clear cut right
or wrong for schema support - rather it will depend on your use case,
with a large majority of use cases easily satisfied by both camps.
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