Re: Recently published W3C Working Drafts (long)
Michael Kay wrote: > To sum it up rather briefly, I think XQuery 1.0 is essentially XPath 2.0 > plus > 1) element and attribute constructors > 2) function definitions > 3) strong typing > Of course (1) is available in a different form in XSLT 1.0, and (2) is > available in XSLT 2.0, so you could say that apart from syntax, XQuery is > XSLT plus strong typing minus template rules. Those might seem small > differences, but I happen to agree with those who believe that the addition > of strong typing and the absence of template rules are both very important > when it comes to optimizing a query to execute against a large XML database > with pre-defined indexes. That makes sense. XSLT is very difficult to optimize, so XQuery has an advantage by virtue of what it leaves *out*. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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