[tmql-wg] Result set requirements

Rani Pinchuk Rani.Pinchuk@spaceapplications.com
Fri, 20 Feb 2004 14:31:08 +0100

> | As long as this XML/text/HTML is not special for TMQL, I don't see
> | the advantage of having the definition of generating that format
> | within TMQL.
> If you can demonstrate that the use of TMQL within some other
> framework does this well I can assure you that we'll listen to you.
I am not sure what is needed to be demonstrated. I see TMQL used as SQL.
When there are results set the data from them can be used to generate
different formats by an application.

Take for example an application that generate HTMLs from SQL queries.
I would like to separate the generation of the SQL from the rest of the
program so the relational database expert can create, profile and
maintain those queries without touching the rest of the application. The
programmer who program in certain environment, should not take into
account the SQL when making calculations over the queries results.
The graphics person should create/maintain the presentation (so the
HTMLs) without the need to go into the SQL or the rest of the code...
Well, this is the vision I find the best (see [1] and [2] for how it can
be done). What I am afraid of is that the moment we incorporate the
presentation of the results within the TMQL we practically mix the three
roles described above, and for sure mix TMQL with XML or HTML.


Rani Pinchuk
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