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

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at redhat.com
Mon Oct 22 16:54:30 PDT 2007

Thomas Lord wrote:
> If, in some context, an XQuery is expected to yield a "plain XML"
> description of pending updates, then it can lazily evaluate these
> results, optimistically performing updates in exactly the manner you
> describe, as the query itself is still running. 

The goal of the update language is to allow XML instances to be 
modified, not to create plain XML descriptions of pending updates. What 
you describe could be useful, but it's a completely different problem 


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