[tmql-wg] TMQL, next round
rho at bigpond.net.au
Tue Mar 6 02:48:34 EST 2007
On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 07:10:23PM +1000, Robert Barta wrote:
> I will also post the above issues here, one by one. ......
OKidoki, maybe start with the first as it has a huge impact on the
TMQL Issue: predefined data types
Impact on Language: very high
At the moment, TMQL has a rather arbitrary choice of primitive data
types: integer, URIs, decimals, datetimes, most of them cloned from
the XML schema data types
The question is which of these should be in the final standard.
? should all types from XSD be understood?
+ very rich collection, strong big-vendor support
+ constants can be written 'naturally' (3 instead of "3"^xsd:integer)
=> also all XPath 2.0 functions and operators have to be supported
- very expensive to produce for small developers
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