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

Peter Coppens pc.subscriptions at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 22:07:54 PDT 2008

On 28 Apr 2008, at 14:57, John Snelson wrote:

> 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.

I guess (and I actually might try this one day, together with the XML  
pipeline approach brought up by Michael in another part of this  
thread). It does however feel like turning the issue inside out.
> John
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