[xquery-talk] Does XQuery fit anywhere in this landscape.

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue Jun 23 10:04:14 PDT 2015

> Don’t blame the database people that they don’t “get” XML. On one hand, it has never been explained
> to them properly.

Long before XML (about 1990, I think) I submitted a VLDB paper about a database/repository holding software engineering artifacts whose structure/schema was defined in BNF. Two of the reviewers gave it 9/10, two of them gave it 2/10. So yes: the traditional database research community, of whom Stonebraker was for many years the high priest, has problems understanding data outside their traditional customer/orders/suppliers domain.

Michael Kay

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