W3C is pleased to receive the XML-QL submission from AT&T. The submission presents a query language for semi-structured data which is what XML documents inherently are. A high-level query language for XML documents is necessary as users need a programming language-independent way of exchanging queries. These queries will improve the reusability of existing XML documents.
XML-QL allows users to query for parts of XML documents given a list of constraints. These constraints can be defined in terms of element existence or matching attribute or element content. XML-QL is not limited to queries on a single XML document but supports queries over several documents. XML-QL also provides constructs for building new documents on-the-fly thus enabling document transformations.
The submission is related to the following activities of W3C:
W3C will invite the following Working Groups to review the specification
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