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Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Jan Hidders <jan.hidders_at_REMOVETHIS.pandora.be>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 19:08:29 GMT
Message-ID: <N4Bfc.72297$Zk2.4839511@phobos.telenet-ops.be>


Dawn M. Wolthuis wrote:
>
> But, I don't think this is just one of those "I like my tools because I know
> them" issues -- I think that everyone here in Iowa could see what I mean by
> reading those statements -- can you see it and understand at least a little
> bit my lament on this?

Absolutely.

> Couldn't we retain the human-language-like nature of
> both PICK and to a lesser extent, SQL, and still accomplish the goals of
> XQuery?

No. But I'm quite sure that for a very limited subset one could come up with an elegant and more natural language interface.

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