[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?


xslt hate

> 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
________________________________________________________________________

PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
 

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.


Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.