[xquery-talk] XQuery Update to Transform functions

Hans-Juergen Rennau hrennau at yahoo.de
Fri Nov 26 22:12:19 PST 2010


the feasibility I cannot judge, but I think this is an excellent idea. And it 
seems to me that it is an instance of a general, yet hardly explored (?) 
principle: to create transformations not literally, but by some sort of 
specification of what the result of the transformation shall be. In this case: 
using an update query. Other approaches are conceivable, too, and I believe in 
exciting perspectives.


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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:12:29 +0100
From: Vyacheslav Zholudev <vyacheslav.zholudev at gmail.com>
Subject: [xquery-talk] XQuery Update to Transform functions
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Hi all,

I didn't think too much about it yet, but would it be somehow possible for an 
XQuery processor (at least in theory) to take an XQUpdate query and 
automatically transform it to a number of transform functions that return copies 
of modified documents which are changed in the way the original documents would 
be changed by an XQUpdate query in question?

What are the major problems here?

Thanks in advance!


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