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

Mike Clark mike at clarkware.com
Tue Aug 19 11:04:21 PDT 2003

Jeni Tennison wrote:

>>Indeed, the ability to query multiple, disparate sources in one pass
>>seems to be a distinct advantage to using XQuery over XSLT.
> I'm not sure what feature of XQuery you're referring to? XSLT 2.0
> processors can have multiple nodes supplied as the input sequence
> (accessible via the input() function). XSLT 2.0 supports the
> collection() function, and XSLT 1.0 has always had the document()
> function for accessing multiple sources of information within a single
> transformation.
> XSLT 2.0 also introduces the unparsed-text() function for accessing
> information that isn't available in an XML format without writing a
> SAX filter or something equivalent. XQuery doesn't support this
> function as far as I know.
> So I don't think there's any real difference at this level?

Thanks for that clarification, Jeni!


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