Re: [xsl] XSLT, Web applications, and "native XML databases"

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT, Web applications, and "native XML databases"
From: ac <ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 01:04:28 -0500
On Jan 7, 2009, at 1:26 PM, Houghton,Andrew wrote:

From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 1:17 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT, Web applications, and "native XML databases"

Andrew Welch wrote:
Once XSLT can work directly directly against
the database, XQuery's days could be numbered.

Bit sweeping Andrew, but it always appeared as a fairly natural extension to XSLT, to have it operate on databases rather than files, to keep the dataheads happy and answer the users who want to play with dirty great datasets. I'm surprised it's not on the agenda for the WG

If you really want XSLT to work directly against the database you could use collection() to return the documents.

How about URIs (e.g. with protocol) directly referencing eXist collections with i/o "as usual" for XSLT (e.g. doc(), document(), collection(), result-document()) ?

Thanks, ac

 In Saxon,
for example, you would have to write a CollectionURIResolver.
I don't fully understand XMLDB, but it seems you could create
an XMLDB CollectionURIResolver in Saxon and could access any
XMLDB compatible database today.  Or write a specialized
CollectionURIResolver to any existing database you needed to


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