[xquery-talk] search mechanism

Peter Mueller Peter.Mueller10 at gmx.de
Thu Apr 6 20:23:15 PDT 2006

Hello Wolfgang,

sorry, but I didn't see this soon enough to put my question into the
previous post!

> Michael Kay wrote:
> >>  	for $id1doc in //text//abstract[contains(.,'Peter')]
> > 
> > 
> > Do be aware that path expressions involving multiple "//" operators can
> be
> > very expensive. This depends on the implementation of course, but it's
> > likely to be much better to spell the path out explicitly if you can.
> Unless you evaluate XQuery using indexes, in which case the less 
> explicit paths, and the more "//" operators that you use, the better.
> John

Am I mistaken if I think that for eXist the latter is true?

Thanks again,

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