[xquery-talk] [Announce] XQilla version 1.1.0 released

Andrew Welch andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 13:05:20 PDT 2007

On 9/4/07, John Snelson <john.snelson at oracle.com> wrote:
> Andrew Welch wrote:
> > The key point here is that the XSLT has access to whole result set,
> > not just each tuple, so that it can use its powerful grouping
> > facilities over the whole set.  You use XQuery to construct the result
> > set, and XSLT to process it.
> You'll be looking forward to XQuery 1.1 then - with it's promised
> grouping facilities ;-).

If it follows XSLT then 1.1 will be dropped in favour of 2.0... and
it'll be another 7 years in the making :)

There are other benefits of XSLT over XQuery though - if your target
output is markup then its much nicer to generate that markup in XSLT
than XQuery, and XSLT's recursive processing model is better suited to
document centric XML - for example "copy the entire document except
<para>s with no <subpara>s"

XQuery [is | should be] much better for selecting nodes, so XSLT with
embedded XQuery seems a natural combination for XML dbs that store
document centric XML with a target output of (X)HTML.

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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