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

Frank Cohen fcohen at pushtotest.com
Tue Aug 21 17:06:40 PDT 2007

Hi John: I see great promise with native XML databases. They need to  
move past the "it depends" answers. -Frank

On Aug 21, 2007, at 3:51 PM, John Snelson wrote:

> 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.
> John

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