[xquery-talk] XQuery Platform Support

Bradley S. Huffman hip at cs.okstate.edu
Tue Oct 21 13:36:55 PDT 2003

john.zink at prudential.com writes:

> Getting back to the XQuery on the mainframe discussion, here is what I am
> envisioning I need to do:
> The current mainframe batch process sequentially reads thru a QSAM file and
> cuts a feed to a COBOL program that runs the rules.  I want to replace the
> COBOL program with a program that can execute XQuery expressions.  I will
> need something that takes the feed and converts it to XML.  The XML will
> then be passed to a program that can execute XQuery and pass back the
> result.  The result will then be converted back to a COBOL copybook type
> layout and returned to the original program.  Does this sound possible ???
> It's been quite a few years since I've worked on the "big iron".

There's a company www.hostbridge.com that sells a product which is suppose
to be able to take a "CICS transaction and present it as XML".  I never
used it so I cann't comment on how it good it is, but it might be something
to look at.


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