[xquery-talk] Question about xml databse app design and xml file merging (using xquery maybe)
mike at saxonica.com
Sat Jun 4 03:18:50 PDT 2011
On 04/06/2011 01:38, Josh Story wrote:
> So my question is can xquery be used to traverse a 'current state'
> model and try to grab data from a data-instance that looks similar but
> won't necessarily be identical and load it up
It can; but the processing model you are describing is essentially the
XSLT processing model rather than the XQuery model. XQuery makes it easy
to select data from your input and perform computations on it; XSLT
makes it easy to transform your input into an output that is
structurally similar. The functionality of the two languages overlaps
and most jobs that can be done with one can also be done with the other,
but some jobs are much easier in XSLT and others are easier in XQuery.
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