RE: [xsl] XQuery (was Designs for XSLT functions)

Subject: RE: [xsl] XQuery (was Designs for XSLT functions)
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:20:03 -0000
> Forgive my ignorance, but does XQuery provide queries across
> a set of XML
> documents? In other words you have a 'database' of XML
> documents and it
> returns all the documents or part of all the documents matching some
> criteria.

If I understand the thinking correctly, it is that a database would be
represented by a virtual document containing a list of the instance
documents, identified by URL; and then yes, you should be able to search
this entire collection. Of course XSLT has that capability too (in theory):
the real challenge is designing optimizers that can take advantage of
persistent indexes, etc.

Mike Kay

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