[xquery-talk] Article: "Five Practical XQuery Applications"

Mike Clark mike at clarkware.com
Tue Aug 19 10:29:28 PDT 2003

Mark R Maxey wrote:

> I'll throw out the use cases I'm looking at - using web services against 
> heterogeneous data sources.  We have a number of data sources - RDBMSs, 
> Excel docs, and proprietary formatted files - which we want to allow to 
> be exposed via web services, i.e., provide services which queries the 
> data sources and returns large XML docs.  Sometimes, these queries are 
> for reporting purposes.  

Indeed, the ability to query multiple, disparate sources in one pass 
seems to be a distinct advantage to using XQuery over XSLT.


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