RE: RE: [xsl] New Developer Survey Shows XQuery Adoption Skyrocke ting

Subject: RE: RE: [xsl] New Developer Survey Shows XQuery Adoption Skyrocke ting
From: Pieter Reint Siegers Kort <pieter.siegers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 18:19:53 -0600
I agree that the sample of developers taken would have a special interest in
using XQuery over time, not because they don't like XSLT but because they
want/need to use it related to RDBMs. I know I'm one of them.

Anyway, XSLT evangelists could be doing the same thing, surveying 550
members of this list for example. Anyone can predict the output... and after
that XQuery fans will say it's fluff. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Champion [mailto:michaelc.champion@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 5:03 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: RE: [xsl] New Developer Survey Shows XQuery Adoption

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:25:57 -0500, cknell@xxxxxxxxxx <cknell@xxxxxxxxxx>

> Note the terms "comprehensive industry-wide" and the reference to "margin
of error". If the claim is not explicit, it is implicit in the use of these
terms in the context. I'm lining up with the sceptics, it's a self-serving
piece of marketing fluff.
> --

Also note
"'52% of XML developers have already started working with XQuery in the last
12 months and another 33% have plans to start using XQuery in 2005" That
sounds like a claim that they have taken a representative
sample of XML developers as a whole.    As I said on xml-dev, I can
easily believe those figures if the population being sampled is developers
building XML applications on top of a DBMS.  But that's a different
population than "XML developers".

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