[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
02 Jul 2003 11:22:27 +0200

* Chris Angus
| A significant part of the abstract model for output would equate,
| therefore, to that model.  

That was an interesting idea. So you mean that the output system would
essentially be a transformation of result sets into output? From what
you wrote further below it sounded as if you had an idea about an
abstract model of the output itself. What do you think that could look

| I hope that doesn't sound too opaque.  

Not too opaque, but not entirely clear either. :)

| I would also suggest that having a good abstract model for the query
| results would make substantial sense even if the generation of
| different forms of output had not reared its head.  It makes it that
| much easier to specify the abstract query algebra.

I agree completely.

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