[xquery-talk] [ANN] XQuery as a scripting language in IE

Michael Reiche michael.reiche at oracle.com
Wed Mar 25 13:39:30 PST 2009

 > A similar Firefox plugin is under construction.

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From: talk-bounces at x-query.com [mailto:talk-bounces at x-query.com] On Behalf Of Vyacheslav Sedov
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:49 PM
To: daniela florescu
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Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] [ANN] XQuery as a scripting language in IE


what about other browsers?

2009/3/25 daniela florescu <dflorescu at mac.com>:
> Dear all,
> we are happy to announce the public release of XQiB,  a plugin for 
> Internet Explorer which allows the execution of client-side XQuery to 
> navigate and update the browser's internal DOM. This plugin allows to 
> execute XQuery in the same way as JavaScript. However, the resulting 
> code is more elegant because there's no data model mismatch. For 
> example, opening an alert window that shows the text of the first H1 
> element of the current site is as simple as that
> declare function local:main() {
>   browser:alert ( fn:data( ( //H1 )[1] ) ) };
> Note that the browser plugin provides a rich set of functions to 
> accomplish things as showing alert windows or modifying styles.
> XQiB is based on the Zorba XQuery processor. Specifically, XQiB is an 
> implementation of the Zorba Store API and implements a set of 
> browser-specific functions such as the alert function and a variety of 
> other AJAX functions (e.g., drag & drop, window controls, asynchronous 
> REST calls, etc.). The implementation of the Store API essentially 
> encapsulates the browser's DOM and therefore delegates accessor and 
> updating function calls on the XDM to the DOM.
> Zorba's powerful function library (e.g. REST functions), the 
> implementation of various XQuery-related specifications (e.g. XQuery 
> Updating Facility), and a variety of language extensions (e.g. eval) 
> make it a pleasure to develop rich internet applications.
> If you want to learn more about XQiB, are interested in playing around 
> with it, or would like to contribute to the project, please visit 
> http://www.xqib.org/.
> A similar Firefox plugin is under construction.
> The XQIB team
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