Briefing Book: XQuery Questioned

Is XQuery an omni-tool?
Just as the community is crafting a great diversity of well-specialized XML processing tools, along comes the XQuery omni-tool. ADT's Uche Ogbuji says it's complex enough that it is probably not very accessible to the weekend handyman, and yet probably not finely tuned enough to displace the box of professional crafting tools.
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XQuery marks the spot
Editor-at-Large Jack Vaughan reports that the W3C's XML Query Working Group says that XQuery allows developers to use a single model for working with relational data.
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Blue Titan and BEA join XQuery forces
Correspondent Rich Seeley says the effort combines XQuery technology with service-level controls.
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