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   Re: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?

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	> The question is why would they bet on XQuery and not XSLT? XSLT is 
much more powerful in my mind

As the ex-architect of that given XQuery implementation, I can tell you 

(a) no, XSLT is not more powerful; in fact it is LESS powerful. XQuery 
is richer then
XSLT 1.0 (no typed data support...)  and XSLT 2.0 seemed less widely 

(b) with a single shot we killed multiple birds: the same XQuery 
was used for message transformation, for WLI XML data manipulation, for 
and for data integration.

(c) XQuery is more optimizable (but I **really** don't want to open 
that discussion again,
so just forget what I said   ...:-)

Best regards,


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