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   Re: [xml-dev] FW: [ANN]: XQuery: A Guided Tour

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At 06:27 AM 10/2/2003, Waraporn Jirapanthong wrote:

>Thanx a lot for really good stuff. I have a look at both chapters, otherwise,
>I'd love to try kinda level of implementation. I'm trying to catch up
>technologies and available tools. I doubt if I can work XQuery with 
>supporting tools such JBuilder, Visual age for Java? (don't mean to specify
>any tools)


There are a bunch of XQuery implementations, at various degrees of 
completion. You can get a reasonably complete list here:


That list contains over 20 implementations, but some are much better than 
others, some work only in particular environments, some are outdated, etc. 
I've worked mainly with three implementations.

The most complete and correct implementation I know is Galax, by Jerome 
Simeon and Mary Fernandez. I used it to write XQuery: A Guided Tour. You 
can get it here:


The fastest implementation I know for XML files is SAXON, by Michael Kay. 
You can get it here:


QuiP, written by Sven Panitz, Patrick Lehy, and me, has a nice GUI but is 
getting rather outdated (aligned to the April 2002 draft), and is not being 


I think these are the most interesting for learning the language right now.

Hope this helps,



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