[xquery-talk] RE: Future of XQuery and XQuery Update Faclilty

Timothy Marc timothymarc at freenet.de
Mon Oct 22 22:51:42 PDT 2007

Hi all again,

as initiator of that discussion, I'd like to add my opinion:

The arguments for the update extension of XQuery had already been 
listed. I think, a query language should include a mechanism for 
proceeding updates just like plain queries. I can't believe, that sql 
would have had become that popular, if manipulating data were just 
"extension". I would appreciate, if XQUF would be integrated into the 
XQuery standard.

After testing XQUF intensive, i think, this is a great enhancement of 
the xquery 1.0 specification. You see, comercial and non-comercial 
database vendors (Tamino, eXist, DB2) had developed  proprietary 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=proprietary> update 
mechanism, XML:DB XUpdate for example. So i think, it is time to 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=to> satisfy 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=satisfy> the 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=the> needs 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=needs> of 
<http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jZr&search=of> a 
xml-update-language like XQUF.


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