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Re: [xml-dev] The use of XML syntax in XML Query

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@----------.--->
To: Al Snell <alaric@------------.--->
Date: 1/3/2002 5:31:00 PM
At 04:45 PM 1/3/2002 +0000, Al Snell wrote:
>But this is inconsistent with XSLT, which also constructs XML, but using
>standard XML syntax:
>  <xsl:processing-instruction ... />
>  <xsl:comment ... />
>Not saying which is better or anything, but any inconsistency in how
>common operations are performed deserves some careful thinking before
>being officially endorsed...

To be consistent with XSLT, XQuery would have to be a truly XML-based 
syntax, as XSLT is. XQuery is not. Many of our users prefer that XQuery not 
be an XML syntax. Those who ask for an XML syntax for users tend to be very 
heavy users of XSLT, who are quite used to this approach.



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