XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 are now in Candidate Recommendation

Finally, after 6 years of hard work, the W3C has released the Candidate Recommendation specs for XQuery 1.0, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0. Does this mean that the recommendations are done? No, not yet. But it means that we reached an important milestone. Now everyone is officially invited to implement the specs, run the test suite,…

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New XQuery and XSLT Working Drafts: We are making progress!

The XML Query and XSL Working Groups have released the following Working Drafts of XML Query 1.0, XSL 2.0, XPath 2.0 and supporting documents. The goal of this release is to permit public review of changes made in response to Last Call comments. These documents are very close to the so called Candiate Recommendation that…

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Channel 9 and Ken North Videos

I am back from vacation (no shark encounter :-)). I had a good time and have much more photos and dive reports to upload. While I was gone, Robert Scoble and Channel 9 published the video they took in my messy office before I went on vacation to give you your XML and SQL Server 2005 fix…

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XQuery1.0/XPath 2.0 needs your help!

As I mentioned earlier, XQuery 1.0/XPath 2.0 has still one last call issue that that can benefit from user input. Basically, the question is, whether the so called value comparisons (that use the Fortran style syntax eq, lt, ge etc) should behave the same when encountering untyped values as the general comparisons (the XPath 1.0 aligned =,…

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StylusStudio interviews me

StylusStudio, in their ongoing series of interviews interviewed me a couple of weeks ago and have now published it on their website. And I received the opportunity to plug SQL Server 2005, my co-authored XQuery book and my weblog :-). Thanks to the folks at StylusStudio to invite me and to Larry Kim for getting the interview done……

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Posts related to XQuery and its Type System

The following postings are discussing aspects of XQuery and its Type System: Discussion of the problems of the syntax and semantics of the XQuery SequenceType in the Nov 2003 XQuery Last Call document. Series on the XQuery and XPath 2.0 Type System An Introduction to the XQuery (and XPath 2.0) Type System: The general concepts An…

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Posts on XML Schema

Here are my musings on XML Schema (only the ones I have written down so far :-)): Is XML Schema usable as a type system? How to evolve XML Schema collections in SQL Server 2005 The XQuery Type System is based on XML Schema How XML Namespaces and XML Schema relate (no, they are not…

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Posts on XML: Values, Uses and Future

The following links give my opinions on: What is XML good for? My negative position on a standardized binary XML interoperability format The (non-)value of XML 1.1 Naming the SQL Server 2005/ISO SQL-2003 XML data type instances    

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Welcome to my work related blog site

I decided to finally join the http://blogs.msdn.com community. However, I will contine to mainly blog at http://sqljunkies.com/weblog/mrys and only syndicate the work-related entries on SQL Server, XML Standardization, XQuery, and other XML Technologies here. Until I can do this automatically (I have bugged Scott many times already to add the feature to automatically republish an RSS…

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