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

Thomas Lord lord at emf.net
Fri Apr 25 17:03:40 PDT 2008

Jason Hunter wrote:
> But of course when the service in question is fast indexed text 
> search, it's not the kind of thing you can do as a net service.  That 
> needs to be in the product's core.

Sure.   I'm talking about the API and semantics to it, not which process 
it runs in.

In some sense, I guess you could say that this is the approach to a 
"foreign function interface" that I think makes the most sense in this 

I elided but respect your point about Marklogic's goal of making 
practical products.   I don't happen to agree that this alternative is 
"academic" but I'm certain it's not worth arguing over.   Thank you for 
sharing your perspective.


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