17 Jul 2002 vdv   » (Master)

Mailing lists
    I have closed today xml-server and xml-tips, two mailing lists which I had created on the defunct "eGroups" when I was a XML newbie thinking I could change the course of XML. Funny enough, xml-server was created to promote the idea that XML databases were both useful and possible, an idea which is now widely shared and which I am fighting in its most rigid incarnation which tend to complexify and rigidify XML to make it easier to store and retrieve in databases. This is the case of XPath 2.0 which should include 80% of the features of XQuery and (IMHO) make it inapropriate for most of the XML processing as we know it today.
    I am also packing to leave for the Open Source Convention in San Diego... An opportunity to meet a different community than at the XML Idealliance conferences which I love to attend and also to spend a couple of weeks in sunny California with my family: we've planed to follow the coast from San Diego down to San Francisco...

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