[xquery-talk] xquery & web server in browser

Vyacheslav Sedov vyacheslav.sedov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 20:21:08 PDT 2009


On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Michael Kay<mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> There are a lot of people keen on the idea of xquery in the web browser.
> Unfortunately, though, I think there's a bit of a conflict. A lot of the
> benefits of the web architecture come from the fact that the browser is
> small, ubiqitous, and predictable. The more goodies you put in it, the less
> that remains true. And the less it is true, the harder it is to write
> applications that will run anywhere and talk to anything. This is why, after
> ten years, writing applications that rely on XSLT-in-the-browser can still
> be problematic, as recently discussed on the xml-dev list.
> Regards,
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
> http://twitter.com/michaelhkay
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: talk-bounces at x-query.com
>> [mailto:talk-bounces at x-query.com] On Behalf Of Gary Lewis
>> Sent: 17 June 2009 15:14
>> To: talk at x-query.com
>> Subject: [xquery-talk] xquery & web server in browser
>> I'm a new member of the talk list and am uncertain that my
>> question is appropriate. Please ignore if it is off topic.
>> 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)?
>> 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?
>>  Just so you have some orientation as to where this question
>> is coming from. I'm basically a data user ... someone who
>> uses tools like SQL and XQuery and R to do analysis with
>> data. In the course of doing this, I've stretched into the IT
>> side of things and designed enterprise data warehouses etc.
>> So my interest in xquery-in-a-web-server-browser is so I can
>> do cool things with data.
>> I'm not interested in actually creating an xquery plugin that
>> would make this possible. I wouldn't even know how to start.
>> Thanks.
>> Gary
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