Query Language and Structure
Need for non-procedural query language
XML Query should use XML syntax
Build upon syntax used by other XML standards.
Ability to transmit a query as part of a URL. Implies syntactic constraints
Several query languages addressing different user sets
Queries should be
cognizant. Some would like typed links. Query should support namespaces (some issues here).
Support for querying data as well as metadata.
Uniform treatment of attributes and elements.
Need to have a GUI for queries.
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