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Subject: Re: Review of thoughts on Ad Hoc Queries
Message text written by Farrukh Najmi >I have tried to show an open mind to all approaches (without heat or lightening). This is demonstrated by inviting experts like Mike Rowly and spending an entire day of the f2f on the XPATH alternative. I then spent the entire weekend exploring that option further for feasability by actually defining queries and running them on sample content. The results were posted to list. Finally, I spent several hours with Mike Rowley yesterday evaluating the feasability of the approach described by David on the NIST work. We ran out of time without any conclusions on that approach. Once again, I am not wed to any approach. I will support whatever choice the team makes after a rational analysis and due process. <<<<<<<<<<< Farrukh, Thanks for the feedback. What I see with the information model is that it is an investment for the future. Should we attempt to fully exploit all this in version 1.0? I feel that will be a bridge-too-far. Right now people are still grappling with the basics. We should be mindful of this - and providing them with a good start point is paramount - that 80:20 sweet spot. Notice that W3C Schema has fallen into this trap - of not making the basics easy (and RELAX seeks to address this) - and we should therefore be cautious here ourselves. I'm fighting other deadlines today. but tomorrow I will review in detail your example XML and see how the NIST proposal factors out. Hopefully I can find some good news there - and I'll let you and Mike know as soon as I have some results I can send you to review further. Appreciated. DW.
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