[xquery-talk] xquery & web server in browser

James Fuller james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 17:25:41 PDT 2009

Hello Gary,

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Gary Lewis<gary.m.lewis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a new member of the talk list and am uncertain that my question is
> appropriate. Please ignore if it is off topic.

welcome, your question is fine.

> Can anyone comment on the possibility that xquery could be used as a
> data integration/mashup tool running in a browser that included a web
> server? There's been quite a bit of excitement the past couple days
> about the Opera Unite announcement of its "web server in a web
> browser" concept. Is it possible that xquery, as a
> query/integration/transformation tool, might someday be a plugin to a
> browser (eg, Chrome; Chrome/Wave)?

sure why not ... XSLT support in the browser was/is a plugin and sets
a precedent for this kind of thing

> I'm asking out of ignorance more than anything. The dots seem to be
> there for the connecting, but I guess that's what I'm asking ... are
> the dots there, are they likely to be connected, or is it just wishful
>  thinking?

ah yes, the dots ... let me just say that finding and connecting them
is the always the easy part.

XQuery in the browser would be great, anything that reduces the
hegemony that is javascript ... which reminds me, I know it sounds
strange but perhaps browsers will turn into *the* personal 'database'
for the individual someday and it will be natural to have something
like xquery to help process the data it contains.

Jim Fuller

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