[xquery-talk] What's wrong with the name "XQuery" WAS: SQL vs. XQuery (aka FOR vs FROM and RETURn vs. SELECT)

daniela florescu dflorescu at me.com
Tue Jun 23 15:03:59 PDT 2015

> 1. the principles of XQuery are orthogonal to XML itself and

My colleague and friend Donald Kossmann used to tell his students :
“there are two wrong things with the name XQuery: the “X” and the “Query”.

The “X” because it’s not only for XML, it’s for semi-structured data in general, and
the “Query” because it’s not only a query language, it’s a general data processing language.



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