[xquery-talk] Serializing using fn:put()
gfourny at inf.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 23 08:57:05 PST 2011
I guess it is because the XQuery Update Facility standard does not specify how the nodes passed to fn:put are serialized.
(XQUF 1.0, 2.6.1) "The external effects of fn:put are implementation-defined, since they occur outside the domain of XQuery. The intent is that, if fn:put is invoked on a document node and no error is raised, a subsequent query can access the stored document by invoking fn:doc with the same URI."
If I am correct, this would even be compatible with scenarios in which the nodes are stored in binary format or in an RDBMS, or even only in memory.
Does this make sense?
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