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

John Snelson john.snelson at oracle.com
Mon Apr 28 14:57:44 PDT 2008

Peter Coppens wrote:
>> I guess that depends on what data you have coming in and going out. A 
>> large and increasing number of applications have XML/HTML both coming 
>> in and going out. In this circumstance it makes a great deal of sense 
>> to write business logic in XQuery  - and I've seen customers who are 
>> doing exactly that.
> I guess yes....in my case I have X(HT)ML coming in and going out indeed, 
> but also a lot of data stored in a RDBMS (that is being accessed using 
> EBJ3/JPA).

Store it in an XML database, and get rid of all the data conversion 
you're doing - I think that's probably the missing key for being able to 
use XQuery better in what you're doing.


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