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On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 02:57:08PM -0800, Robert Koberg wrote:
> Why do you think an xsl:apply-templates would need to examine your
> entire db (even if it could)? Your uri resolver could grab what you need
> to return to the transformation.
The model is that XSLT (or XQuery) is running over instances of
the XPath 2 data model. Implementations exist that project
relational database tables so that they appear to be XML documents,
so that there's no special code "grabbing" data.
> Heck, you could form some XQuery string in XSLT 1.0, send it to a uri
> resolver (through document()), which then does the xquery, then returns
> the result back to the transformation so you can apply-templates.
Yes, you could do that. It's a good demonstration of the difference
in focus between XSLT and XQuery that I was trying to illustrate.
Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/