John E. Simpson simpson at polaris.net
Sun Aug 30 23:33:17 BST 1998

[My first attempt at a reply doesn't seem to have gone through. Let's try
this again....]

At 03:53 PM 8/29/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I just discovered the XML Query Language proposal at
>http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xml-ql/, and find it very interesting.  It looks
>a lot like SQL, which could be handy, but also somewhat limiting.  What do
>you'all think about it?

Yes, it is interesting. The tag minimization (using the "</>" end tag) is
very troublesome, though. Troublesome enough that I hope they either
dispense with it altogether or stop referring to XML-QL queries as though
they were well-formed XML and adopt terminology such as "XML-like" instead.

John E. Simpson
simpson at flixml.org
Just XML - coming in September from Prentice-Hall

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