On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 22:13:01 +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> I could buy "SQL:1999", because then "SQL" would be a macro expanding to 
> "ISO/IEC 9075".  But I don't see how SQL-92 fits in there.

There was a naming change between SQL-92 and SQL:1999, according to the
mentioned book.
  The ":" is because the standard's name has been brought in line with
ISO's naming standards. The expansion to four digits was because of the
general year-2000 trend.

>> Note 1:
>> http://books.elsevier.com/mk/default.asp?isbn=1558604561 has a
>> section on this subject.
> Note that this book is titled "SQL 1999 - Understanding Relational 
> Language Components".  Apparently, they are not sure either.

Yes, that's ironic. But I have the book right here. There is clearly a ":"
in the name on the front page, as well as in the colophon.

Greetings from Troels Arvin, Copenhagen, Denmark

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