[xquery-talk] XQuery and databases - XQuery 2.0
wolfgang at exist-db.org
Mon Jun 8 20:46:05 PDT 2009
> I am not running the query in the server. I use xquery "standalone", triggered with java or VB.net using saxon.
Sure, you can use saxon on the client to query a document stored in
eXist. As Michael already said, this makes sense in some cases. However,
to avoid misunderstandings: please note that your query will not benefit
from any database features this way and you will be using eXist as a
plain container. To benefit from indexes, you have to use eXist's own
query engine (I think this applies to all other xmldb's as well).
> Yes,I want to retrieve a whole document, even on a different server, and normally I get the full name.
Ok, your original approach should work then. Using saxon I can query a
document stored in eXist with e.g.
> If I want to retrieve more documents, I could use collections, right? (I have not used collections yet)
What constitutes a collection is implementation dependent. If you are
using saxon on the client, you need to create a saxon collection.
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