# [xquery-talk] Use Saxon Proccessor to Process XQuery

James A. Robinson jim.robinson at stanford.edu
Fri Dec 28 09:03:11 PST 2007


>   I wonder if there are any of you on this list use Saxon (Java) to
> process XQuery files. I currently process my XQuery files with a XML

Sure it's possible to do that.

> declare variable $text external; I'm having a hard time understanding how this parameter relates to the firstName parameter you pass below in your example. > The query works, without a terminal prompt, that is. What I want to do > is to call it with a command prompt so I can change my variable from > case to case. According to Dr. Kay's article in Learn XQuery in 10 > minutes, the prompt is as follows: > > java net.sf.saxon.Query sample.xquery firstName=Lisa On a Linux/Unix/MacOS X machine, assuming java is in your execution path, you should be able to run: java -classpath /path/to/your/saxon8.jar net.sf.saxon.Query sample.xquery firstName=Lisa though I would have expected a parameter 'text=Lisa', given your declaration of a$text external variable.

On a Windows machine I'd imagine the classpath argument would be
something more like C:\some\path\to\your\saxon8.jar

Jim

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