[xquery-talk] XQuery and databases - XQuery 2.0

Adam Retter adam.retter at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 15 21:44:57 PDT 2009

>> 2)Is there (or will there be) possibility to make a
>> database-connection just with XQuery ? So that I can give host, port,
>> login, passwort, etc and XQuery is able to connect to the database ?
>> Am I correct, that at the moment it is only possible if you use XQuery
>> executed from java (or an other programming language, that is able to
>> create a connection) ?
> This depnds on the XQuery engine you use. E.g. for my own Web site,
> the Java-based XQuery engine I use is Qizx, and it does support a
> way to connect to a erlational database (I'm assuming this is
> what you are asking here?), but the zero-dollar version of that
> product is limited to a database of only one gigabyte of XML.

Another option, eXist, provides a XQuery Extenesion module for SQL
connections and queries. I would like to see the concepts from there
eventually it into the EXPath/EXQuery efforts

Adam Retter

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