[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output
Lars Marius Garshol
21 Jun 2003 15:47:23 +0200
* Lars Marius Garshol
| Opinions on this?
* Robert Barta
| Well, yes. :-)
| I think this is VERY useful, because it reduces the overlap of
| - querying ... getting a result in some form, and
| - templating ... putting the content into a HTML page or whatever
| We only would need XML, I reckon, so that the output can be
Well, that assumes the users will be happy to use both TMQL and XSLT
to get what they want, rather than use TMQL to produce it directly.
Producing non-XML output is actually quite common; I'm currently
involved in one project where the customer wants a straight text
output from the topic map, using indentation to indicate nesting.
| It would also be possible to create arbitrary text, but then I would
| expect some syntactic problems in TMQL.
I agree that that may be a concern, somewhat dependent on what syntax
we choose for this.
One question is whether we want this in TMQL part 1, or whether we
want it to be a separate part. That would give us:
- part 1: querying
- part 2: updates
- part 3: output
| PS: AsTMa? has this feature already: [...]
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