[sc34wg3] TMQL and XML

Robert Barta rho at devc.at
Mon Oct 29 15:20:45 EDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 03:51:51PM +0100, Lars Heuer wrote:
> [XML everywhere]
> > Question: What is more complex? Allowing it everywhere, or disallowing
> > it in particular places, but not in others?
> > For me "flat" means "everywhere". And "flat" equates to "simple".
> Well, I am just wondering if such constructs are simply not our
> business. Our business is Topic Maps and not ugly XML. ;) I like the
> XML-stuff in the 'return' part of FLWOR clauses and I wonder if this
> is enough XML.
> To answer your question: Allowing it everywhere is more complex.

To add one ratherarbitrary rule to disallow it where you find it
inappropriate, makes it simpler?

XML is just content, exactly as integer or strings. With these you
have no problems that they can used in several places, or?


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