Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?
> From my examinations, it would appear that XQuery is a superset of XSLT. Don't you have that backwards? Xquery is essentially XSLT 1 (ie no xsl:for-each-group or xsl:analyse-function) plus function definitions (in XSLT 2, but available in several xslt 1 systems as an extension) and plus Xpath2 (also in XSLT2 unfortuately) and without xsl:apply-templates and with some dodgy ad hoc syntax that looks a bit like xml but isn't. Not having apply-templates makes it allegedly easier to convert into optimised database queries but makes it very hard to do most of the transformation jobs that xslt does. It certainly means that Xquery is a much simpler language than XSLT. I'd hate to have to write the docbook stylesheets (or the xmlspec stylesheets used to generate the Xquery spec) in Xquery rather than XSLT. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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