[xquery-talk] XQuery and databases - XQuery 2.0
john.snelson at oracle.com
Tue Jun 9 16:49:21 PDT 2009
derstubbi at gmx.de wrote:
> To pick up point 3)
> I just read that the XQuery 1.1. specification exists (ok, it is "just" a working draft), but is not (really) used today.
> And I also read that there are "insufficient resources to continue development of the Static Typing feature".
> What does that mean ?
There's a specification called "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal
Semantics" , which details the semantics of XQuery 1.0 with a more
rigorous mathematical notation - this document may possibly be
discontinued as the XQuery Working Group publishes the XQuery 1.1 range
> Is there no more development for XQuery at all ?
Not at all - there's lots going on for XQuery 1.1.
> What are/were the ideas for future XQuery ?
You can read the XQuery 1.1 requirements document  to find out what
the working group has been adding to XQuery. Some highlights (for me)
1) Higher order functions
2) Grouping and windowing
John Snelson, Oracle Corporation http://snelson.org.uk/john
Berkeley DB XML: http://oracle.com/database/berkeley-db/xml
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