> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Denenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 2:46 PM
> So I think that the four attributes are the right
> set, but I would like to hear whether others agree
> on this point.
I do to.
> Now about the cql syntax. I know we want to keep
> it as simple and informal as possible but from the
> recent discussion, I've come to the opinion that
> cql needs to provide (not mandate) explicit
> exposure of operands and terms. I'm not trying to
> turn this into an rpn query, but something simple
> like (optional) parenthesis around operands and
> (optional) quotes around terms would directly
> address some of the problems cited. Something
> (bath.titleFirstPart= "tasmanian tiger") and
> (bath.titlePhrase="hobart Zoo")
I'm not sure what the parens around the index+term does. I haven't noticed
any claims of ambiguity there.