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

Peter Coppens pc.subscriptions at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 01:58:42 PDT 2008

On 26 Apr 2008, at 01:00, Thomas Lord wrote:

> 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?

Perhaps just human inertia....which is not *always* a bad thing.

> 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.
> -t
> http://basiscraft.com

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