[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output
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 <email@example.com>
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im FG Formale Modelle, Logik und Programmierung
Fakultaet IV (Informatik/Elektrotechnik)
Technische Universitaet Berlin