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From Jeremy Quinn <>
Subject Re: Personal comments on XUpdate
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2001 15:27:58 GMT
At 1:09 pm +0100 1/12/01, Michael Hartle wrote:
>Jeremy Quinn wrote:
>>The XUpdate language (however flawed) looks to me designed primarily for
>>inserting stuff into existing fragments, it is not expressive in terms of
>>adding new documents to collections, or files to filesystems.
>>We need to be able to do both!!!
>>That said, yes I am very interested in finding an alternative to XUpdate,
>>but please do not forget that some of what it does is useful and IMHO
>I guess XUpdate is depending on input as almost every other process of
>standardization; what about actively participating on the evolution of
>XUpdate instead of distant, probably unheard evaluation ? I think that
>Stefanos view should be pointed out to the spec maintainers of XUpdate,
>in order to try spark discussions and enhancements on the side of XUpdate.

Problem is, we reckon the lexus project (that developed it) is dead.

Now XML:DB is moving over to Apache, it is the perfect time to work out
more ideal techniques for update.

regards Jeremy


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                                            HyperMedia Research Centre

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