[xquery-talk] Izzit Bcos I is functional?

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 03:43:27 PDT 2015

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:

> >
> > I agree with your ideals (1 and 2 above) too but it should be evident
> from the sociology of the JSON community that these things are not going to
> happen. You have people putting stuff in JSON databases without thinking
> how are we going to get it out and coming up with half-assed solutions for
> doing so. This is not progress and this is not good.
> JSON wasn’t designed for databases any more than XML was. Both were
> designed for messages. XML at least was designed for long-life messages,
> while JSON was designed for throwaway messages.
> >

I think XML is a bit more useful than that.

It's a natural fit for data scraped from the web and if you buy into the
tools it has a value as a staging format because it is easily convertible.
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