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"XQuery will be worse, not better, than SQL."

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Aug. 5th, 2004 | 04:11 am
mood: awakeawake
music: Jose Alfredo Jimenez con Mariachi Vargas - Mexican Hat Dance

Finally someone explains how XML is crap using ideas I can understand. Interestingly, they shoot down SQL as well because it fails to implement the One True Relational Model.

This all sort of explains why my XML exposure has been like this: load up the XML file in a text editor or an IDE that runs slow as molasses (because it's working on a huge huge file of redundant text -- it's like running uncompiled code!), figure out an XSL transform to make it look like a set of MSAccess tables, and import them to Access. Now all the implicit things become explicit, and speedy, too. Ahh. Now we can ask the data what it means.

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from: parakleta
date: Aug. 5th, 2004 02:21 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure what you did with the link, but it sure looks funny.

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Triple Entendre

whoops, thanks

from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 5th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
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It had an extra set of quotes around the href attribute, and that made LJ weirdness happen.

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