[xquery-talk] RE: Future of XQuery and XQuery Update Faclilty

Thomas Lord lord at emf.net
Sat Oct 20 21:50:04 PDT 2007

Hans-Juergen Rennau wrote:
> Hello FLorian,
> may I add a little remark? I urgently await the XQUF and simply cannot understand that your question is not asked by many voices (including mine, until today).

Why is there a need for XQUF?

Pending updates could be expressed in straight XML.   Why
is a new and non-externalizable type needed to supplement
XDM?   It seems a horrible rule, not least because of the
segregation of "declare updating function" procedures from
"declare function" in the static type rules for XQuery.


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