[xquery-talk] Screen-scraping with XQuery

Erik Bruchez ebruchez at orbeon.com
Thu Mar 31 19:32:31 PST 2005

Hi all,

I wonder if you have seen that "Screen-scraping with XQuery" recently
linked from TSS. Not that it tells you much about XQuery: the example
is incredibly simple:


I went on implementing it with OPS, which I describe in a blog post


In that post I also rewrote the example with XSLT 2.0, which shows how
close XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 are for a use case like this. In passing
I admit having switched from Qexo to Saxon (sorry Per ;-).

In the following little thread, the author of the original article
tries to make the point that learning XSLT is hell, and learning
XQuery is bliss:


If this is true, this would suggest that developers are extremely
sensitive to syntax! Or is there another factor? I don't think I agree
with such as statement statement at this point, but I wonder if this
opinion is shared.


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