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   RE: [xml-dev] newbie XUpdate how to use with java!

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On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 20:40 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
>  > I start working with XML, I have to modify a document
> > by adding new elements. I know that I must use XUpdate
> > syntax but in java what class, method do I call to
> > send the XUpdate query and execute it?
> XUpdate is designed essentially for updating documents within XML databases.

No it's not.  It's designed for updating XML documents.  Full stop.

> For updating standalone documents, the usual approach is to use XSLT to
> transform the old document to a new document, which you can then use to
> overwrite the old document if you wish.

I prefer XUpdate myself, and our XUpdate tools work on the command line,
or from simple Python API.  I'd be surprised if there weren't such tools
for Java as well.

Uche Ogbuji                               Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net                    http://fourthought.com
http://copia.ogbuji.net                   http://4Suite.org
Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html


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