Subject: RE: Review of thoughts on Ad Hoc Queries
Message text written by "Nieman, Scott" >In essence, using OQL is no different than using UML to model.< >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scott, I would say this is not a tenable statement! Let's leave it at that. Also in reviewing the W3C work on XML Query and OQL - there are definately holes in the OQL approach long term that have been documented. The awkward trouble with this is that I can't share this with you - but the other W3C members on this list can certainly access the latest XML Query work too. So that is where that stands. We had this argument in Tokyo. Inventing query syntaxes? I think not. Using existing standards? How about simple mathematical logic statements - you can't get more obvious, standard and intuitive than that! Keeping it really really simple for people to understand? I'd like to stay focused there - as that is #1 - Requirement that should take precedence. If we cannot find existing work that measures up on Query - then we should be guided by this prime directive - and create some simple DTD logic mechanisms that will get the job done for a first phase and not make it any more complex than that. That is what has been tabled - and because it is neither UML nor OQL there seems to be an issue with this? How about a simpler requirement - will it work - and will it get the business need delivered? DW.
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