Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?
Watson, John wrote: > Ronald Bourret wrote: > > Me, too, especially SQL/XML. > > I'd too like to hear more about the merits and demerits of SQL/XML. > > I find SQL/XML hits the sweet spot for me. Currently I need to > interrogate a single relational schema in order to generate XML, which > can later be styled to whatever output format is required using XSLT. > SQL/XML is ideal - it doesn't require much more stuff to learn - just a > bunch of XML generating primitives layered on top of nested queries, > which is reasonably straightforward, although I find I easily get lost > in the bracketing! I agree. I'm not sure that it hits the same sweet spot when SQL/XML adds all of XQuery, plus a bunch of other stuff. Simplicity is a main virtue of SQL/XML in SQL 2003. It's gonna get a lot less simple. > What I really wanted from XQuery was its data > manipulation language and I'm very disappointed that it doesn't even > appear to be on the horizon. Instead I've had to devise my own XML > update language as an extension of XUpdate. We'll get there. We're not there yet. Jonathan
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