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Re: [xml-dev] JDBC in an XQuery world (?)

David Lee scripsit:

> This is one way of looking at it and perhaps the most fruitful.  But
> I disagree with the premise that jdbc MUST use SQL as the query
> language.  The difference between vendor's "SQL" is so vast they might
> as well be different languages.  So why not allow pure xquery as the
> JDBC query string?

Well, if you want Hibernate to pretty much work out of the box, you need
SQL.  You can't reasonably expect the Hibernate folks to add XQuery as
one of their SQL dialects.

> As for the results .. Xquery returns xdm not XML so there needs to be
> a mapping of xdm to ResultSet interface.

True.  But you also need an input mapping of SQL concepts like tables,
columns, and rows.

There is / One art                      John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
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