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From Jukka Zitting <ju...@zitting.name>
Subject Re: Thoughts about Jackrabbit 1.0 (and 1.1)
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 08:52:29 GMT

Marcel Reutegger wrote:
> this is correct. the reason basically is, that the two specified query
> syntaxes needed to be semantically interoperable. that means we had to
> limit the required set of expressions that are allowed in predicates.
> SQL is just not built to handle hierarchies.

Good point, I can see the rationale. Perhaps the decision can be
reconsidered in JSR 283, I've quite often faced situations where more
powerful XPath queries would either have saved me a lot of
post-processing of query results or allowed a deeper node type structure
better suited for certain problem domains.


Jukka Zitting

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