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   an XQuery API for Java

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Michael Kay wrote:

>>Burak Emir wrote:
>> do they
>>even have a publically available Java API ?
>FYI, there is a summary of Saxon's XQuery API at
Thanks for the link. I used saxon for XSLT transforms, but never looked 
at its API.

So you use XQuery strings, too. Looks like least common denominators are 
what make industry standards.

>To be frank, supplying the query is the easy part. The challenging bit is
>how to return the results.
People will probably agree to never agree on a uniform Infoset 
representation in Java (because there is too much to be gained by 
deviating from the Infoset standard, e.g. by omitting the superfluous 

Why don't you just return a string - I have been told it has very 
pragmatic benefits ;->

More seriously, why don't you return an net.sf.saxon.om.NodeInfo or 
SequenceIterator and let the caller make a wrapper if he wants to?

The query result from Saxon will be in-memory anyways, and isn't every 
XQuery expression returning some tree node (or sequence thereof)?



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