[xquery-talk] xquery 3.1 wishlist
dflorescu at me.com
Fri Jun 26 16:15:33 PDT 2015
Lucky you, I would say.
those inconsistencies will be such a constant source of frustration and a constant source of errors ….
- chances of XQuery (or XQuery ideas) being used by the JSON community go down significantly
- billions of dollars due to loss of productivity overall
- probably very tight restriction of the user population of XQuery.
Just saying… if this doesn’t bother you, consider yourself lucky.
> On Jun 26, 2015, at 10:32 AM, W.S. Hager <wshager at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2015-06-26 19:14 GMT+02:00 daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com <mailto:dflorescu at me.com>>:
> > Which was of course a major failing of the original Xquery proposals.
> > It was staggering that an W3C XML query language should _not_ start from
> > that base. Fortunately It was redrafted to sit over Xpath.
> > XQuery 1 was basically (and should have been defined as) a non-xml
> > syntax for a simplified subset of XSLT.
> BTW, David… it’s funny after 15 years… -)
> If the XSLT WG wanted a simple non-xml syntax for XSLT, they should have done it themselves…..why would this
> have been OUR problem !?
> What the XML QUERY Working Group wanted something COMPLETELY different, aka, a QUERY LANGUAGE,
> out of which XSLT isn’t one …. that’s all.
> Fun to see that those arguments don’t die even after 15 years :-)
> I remember having those discussion on-line and off-line with James Clark… like a decade and a half ago !?? :-)
> Actually, the first running implementation of the integration of XQuery and XPath parser was written by me and James
> (both bitching about the “features” in other’s side..:-)
> But overall, I think XSLT and XQuery ended up integrated pretty nicely, so it was worth the effort.
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