I use XML plenty, but I am no XML guru. I can hack out XSLT and have used XQuery a handful of times. I definitely wondered how XLINQ would impact XQuery but do not have the background to make any comparison. Therefore, I was happy to see this post by Kent Tegels who does some pros & cons on XLINQ vs. XQuery. The big con for XLINQ is that it is proprietary. The big pro for XLINQ is that it is much more powerful. Says Kent: XLINQ wins by a technical knock-out before even getting into the ring. It really wasn’t going to be a fair fight though, was it? The underlying architecture of LINQ really fortify it the point where XQuery isn’t even in the same class. It’d be like a young Mohammed Ali boxing Superman.
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