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

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
03 Jul 2003 17:51:53 +0200

* Robert Barta
| I would expect - depending on the query - that both, matching and
| navigation features should be in the language. SQL has it, XQuery
| has it, some RDF-query languages have it to a certain extent.

Robert, could you expand on this a little? I'm not sure I understand
what you mean.
| Hosting navigational aspects in your abstract model seems to be a
| bit difficult.  Also, there is more complication if we allow content
| to be generated conditionally: Where do I host the condition?

That is a good question. TMTL solves this by having conditional
features in the output language itself, but if there is only a query
result and then a rendering of that this may be difficult.

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