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RE: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
To: "Liam Quin" <liam@--.--->,"Prakash, Prakash Yamuna, Yamuna" <techpy@-----.--->
Date: 12/13/2004 10:18:00 PM
> -----Original Message----- > From: Liam Quin [mailto:liam@w...] > Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 1:55 PM > To: Prakash, Prakash Yamuna, Yamuna > Cc: XML Developers List > Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting? > > > My own guess would be that it'll start out replacing (or > subsuming) middleware -- the ability to do, in effect, joins > between data from disparate sources, such as two SQL > databases, some XML documents and perhaps an RDF store, > generating an XML report directly, is something difficult to > do with other technologies without getting deeply tied to a > single vendor. Perl can do this, but with a lower level of > programming that's relatively fussy. Huh? Exactly how does XQuery allow me to join data between disparate sources such as two SQL databases, some XML documents and an RDF store [in any sort of performant manner]? -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM To error is human, to forgive is against department policy. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.