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

Alice Wei ajwei at indiana.edu
Fri Dec 28 12:14:48 PST 2007

Quoting "James A. Robinson" <jim.robinson at stanford.edu>:

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>>   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
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> Sure it's possible to do that.
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>> declare variable $text external; > > I'm having a hard time understanding how this parameter relates to the > firstName parameter you pass below in your example. I am using that example to illustrate what I intend to do, since that query according to Dr. Kay does not generate errors in his case. > >> The query works, without a terminal prompt, that is. What I want to do >> is to call it with a command prompt so I can change my variable from >> case to case. According to Dr. Kay's article in Learn XQuery in 10 >> minutes, the prompt is as follows: >> >> java net.sf.saxon.Query sample.xquery firstName=Lisa > > On a Linux/Unix/MacOS X machine, assuming java is in your > execution path, you should be able to run: > > java -classpath /path/to/your/saxon8.jar net.sf.saxon.Query > sample.xquery firstName=Lisa This is my query now: java -classpath ./saxon8.jar net.sf.saxon.Query quesery text=SLIS Thanks, and now it is working beautifully. > > though I would have expected a parameter 'text=Lisa', given your > declaration of a$text external variable.
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> On a Windows machine I'd imagine the classpath argument would be
> something more like C:\some\path\to\your\saxon8.jar
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> Jim
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Alice Wei
MIS 2008
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington
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