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Re: [xml-dev] Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML languages"?

On Dec 2, 2008, at 8:20 AM, Christoph LANGE wrote:

> On Tuesday 02 December 2008 12:52:15 James Fuller wrote:
>> u might want to take another look at xquery  ... I have found that
>> most of the functional idioms are doable with extensions (1st class
>> funcs) and XQuery lends itself readily to working with XML... u may
>> even find you can port your code through time by directly using your
>> existing xslt transforms from within XQuery as you figure out
>> refactoring them.
> Thanks, sounds interesting!  Now that I only have basic knowledge  
> about
> XQuery, could you tell me
> * how to use XSL transformations from within XQuery

very clumsily if you are using an XML DB, losing the advantage that  
you gain by the XML DB

> * where to find such functional extensions
> ?

You *get* to make/maintain different XQuery templates for each  
processor you want to try out/use.

XQuery - the thinking man's PHP (but without PHP's standardization)


> Then, I'm not so sure whether XQuery is the right solution for my  
> problem, as
> the processing order in which I do most of my XML->RDF extraction is a
> depth-first recursive traversal of the input tree, i.e. what XSLT  
> gives me for
> free.
> Thanks in advance,
> Christoph
> -- 
> Christoph Lange, Jacobs Univ. Bremen, http://kwarc.info/clange,  
> Skype duke4701

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