Coca-Cola Data [Was RE: Is this Impossible !!]

schen at schen at
Thu Oct 21 19:54:49 BST 1999

Hi Mark, everyone,

On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Mark Birbeck wrote:

[ snip ]
> My point is simply that just as you return data from your server in a
> common format - XML - so too you should accept requests in a common
> format. You should convert requests in, say, XPath, to SQL queries or
> object queries or whatever queries. Otherwise you are not really
> presenting an XML-interface to your data.
> And we'll never get the Coca-Cola effect (the whole world singing the
> same song, if you're wondering).

As it is now, it won't work until the XML Query Working Group publishes a

Until then, SQL is a semi-standard, pragmatic choice if you need to deploy

On the other hand, I'll be happy to discuss various potential XML query
language candidates if anyone is interested =)

. . . Sean.

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