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RE: XQuery -- Reinventing the Wheel?
- From: Evan Lenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com>, Bob Kline <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 16:14:56 -0800
Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > I have been given to understand that XQuery supports searches across a
> > collection of XML documents and XPath does not. Are you saying that
> > this understanding is incorrect?
> XPath doesn't, but XSLT does with the document() function.
Per my last post, XSLT not only supports access to documents via the
document() function, but access to a collection of documents as one source
tree, which would provide new functionality over the document() function.
Note that this is symmetrical to what's provided in XQuery; in XQuery, you
can access documents via the document() function (which it silently borrows
from XSLT), and you can access documents via an "implicit root node".