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Subject: Re: [xsl] Argument on XML
From: "Liam R E Quin liam@xxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:40:47 -0000

On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:58:37 -0000
"L2L 2L emanuelallen@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> So I'm on a forum being school by some wizard. I don't know how to respond to this:
> XQuery to my knowledge exceed SQL very!

It has different strengths.

There actually _are_ large Web sites using XQuery in the backend, sometimes in conjunction with relational databases. There's no point in naming them to someone who has already decided the answers based on false premises, nothing could be better than his/her favourite technology!

It is worth noting that XQuery/XML-native databases do not read XML in for each query any more than relational databases read CSV files off disk for each SQL query.

Note also that IBM DB2, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server all have XQuery support (to varying extents and in varying ways).

> By the way, the XML standard was introduced in 1996. PHP, let alone SQL, is older than XML.

The XQuery specification was edited by the co-inventor of SQL, and XML is based on SGML, which has a heritage going back to the 1960s. So?


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