[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] Query 3.1 vs. JSONiq WAS Re: MarkLogic using JSONiq for processing JSON ?

daniela florescu dflorescu at me.com
Sat May 9 16:44:18 PDT 2015


sorry, will not respond this thread from now on. It’s a waste of my time.


> On May 9, 2015, at 4:42 PM, Adam Retter <adam.retter at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Botton line is: as a result of what W3C did with XQuery 3.1, they created
>> more harm them good overall for the industry.
>> And this:  for both the XML community  AND  the JSON community.
>> For the XML community: they’ll be hated and avoided even more they used to
>> be, and more and more isolated, and
> I don't understand your perspective at all.
> I don't believe that XQuery is perfect, but then I don't believe that
> any other programming or query language is either. Significantly
> however we do have real XQuery 3.1 users (that were previously using
> XQuery 3.0 and XQuery 1.0) publicly thanking us for the new features
> of XQuery 3.1 that they are enjoying, here is one such recent thank
> you - http://exist.markmail.org/thread/mb7jdspx5h3d67kj
>> For the JSON community:  they’ll avoid anything related to XQuery like scary
>> evil, which means that they’ll design silly query languages
>> by themselves (see Cassandra, see Mongo, see BigTable….)  for 15 years
>> before finding some decent solution.
> JSON is important sure, but I don't believe it is the beginning and
> the end of the Web and/or NoSQL. You mention Cassandra, but their
> query language CQL appears to me to be inspired by SQL rather than
> anything like JSONiq.
> I really like JSONiq, I even started an implementation (unfinished) a
> few years back. However, I have no sympathy for people or communities
> that want to ignore a technology base because it is `scary evil`, I
> don't buy into that as an argument, it just sounds like FUD; Serious
> implementers of any language will always do their homework and learn
> about the best and worst of their predecessors.
> Regards Mongo, the only JSONiq implementation for that seems to be
> from 28msec which you were heavily involved in I believe. Outside of
> 28msec and their partner work (IBM), apart from Xidel, I have not seen
> any implementations of JSONiq. Certainly the NoSQL databases that you
> mention, don't require a W3C stamped query language for them to
> produce an implementation. I would be genuinely interested to know why
> JSONiq was not more widely adopted? I really believed that JSONiq
> would be snapped up very quickly by NoSQL JSON/BSON stores, Node.js
> and others.
> I think that if people want just a JavaScript query language for JSON
> then why don't they just get/create an implementation of JSONiq in
> JavaScript? Sure it could have been XQuery 3.1, but it's not... and
> well... I think that is okay. XQuery 3.1 has its own use-cases and
> purpose, it might not be as popular as JSON, but I don't see that as
> an issue, they solve different (and sometimes similar) problems.
> -- 
> Adam Retter
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