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

Magnus Niemann maggi@cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue, 24 Jun 2003 12:05:20 +0200

Until now, I was just lurking, but as I am asked for my opinion ...

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 11:29, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> Some questions for the people on this list, and the more of you who
> tell us what you think, the better:
>  - do we all agree that the ability to produce output from TMQL is a
>    good thing?


>  - should we say that this ability MAY be specified in a separate
>    part (that is, not in part 1 of TMQL)?

No, IMHO the production of at least XML output is crucial for
post-processing the query results, so this should go in part 1.

>  - should we make the ability to produce non-XML output a SHALL
>    requirement, a MAY requirement, or just leave it out?

I suppose to leave it out - I think from XML we can get anywhere with
XSLT. HTML output (or some other format) would be a large
bag-on-the-side of a TMQL implementation (we just started working on a
TMQL implementation, so we do not need a lot more requirements :-).

Magnus Niemann <maggi@cs.tu-berlin.de>
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im FG Formale Modelle, Logik und Programmierung
Fakultaet IV (Informatik/Elektrotechnik)
Technische Universitaet Berlin