QL'98 Position Paper


William Shea, Merrill Lynch, bill_shea@ml.com

Paul Kanevsky, Merrill Lynch, paul_kanevsky@ml.com

Ramesh Lekshmynarayanan, Merrill Lynch, ramesh_lekshmynarayanan@ml.com


This position paper will outline of list of requirement for a query language for the web





We believe that any query language that is developed or adopted as result of the workshop or ensuing working group should be simple and flexible. Our major concern is the query language remains independent of data providers and data consumers. We believe that in the future XML data providers and query language consumers will proliferate the web. These providers of information need not be convention documents or databases. They very well may be a rich collection of independent distributed agents.