Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?
Watson, John wrote: > 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'm curious as to why you use XSLT as opposed to just generating the result you want straight from the database with SQL/XML. Is it just too hard from a programming standpoint? Do you perform multiple transforms on the same result? etc. -- Ron
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