XQuery as a general data processing language WAS: [xquery-talk] XQuery and Web 2.0

Thomas Lord lord at emf.net
Fri Apr 25 17:00:14 PDT 2008

Peter Coppens wrote:
>   Anyway, XQuery was designed to 'work' on the XQuery/XPath data model 
> and I don't believe anywhere anytime soon your 'typical' 
> developer/architect/designer will choose XDM as its main 
> representation of information to implement (transactional business) 
> logic upon.

I wonder if you could elaborate as to why?

It seems like a good idea to me.   I don't think you need mutable, 
cyclic graphs for much.   I do think you can build "OO" techniques on 
it, and other things.   One big advantage is that using XDM that way 
makes it easier for domain experts who are not programming experts to 
review, express needs, etc.


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