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