XQuery as a general data processing language WAS: [xquery-talk]XQuery and Web 2.0

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Apr 26 09:29:48 PDT 2008

> I think personally XQuery needs dynamic dispatch. I think it 
> did not make it in XQuery 1.0 because we didn't have the 
> bandwidth for it (like for groupby), and maybe the WG didn't 
> understand the issue at that time.
> It would be nice to be able to mix and match XSLT programs 
> and XQuery programs in a standard way.
> Would that solve the problem ?

Yes, I think with those two enhancements XQuery would be much more

Michael Kay

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