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Subject: Re: [search-ws] CQL Parsing Questions

LeVan,Ralph wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ashley Sanders [mailto:a.sanders@manchester.ac.uk]
>> Do people feel that cql is intended for users or machines? My feeling
>> is that it should be for machine-to-machine communication and
> therefore
>> doesn't need any syntactic sugar.
> I'm afraid it is intended for human production. 

(I'd say cql is for developers and sys-admins, never for users.)

> If we were only
> interested in machines, we'd be using XCQL.

Can you realistically put XCQL in a url? If not, then we
need a non-XML query syntax whether it is for humans or

> That doesn't mean that all the extra baloney to support minimizing
> typing couldn't go away.


Ashley Sanders               a.sanders@manchester.ac.uk
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