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Re: Re: Partial update of server side XML documents

  • From: Farrukh Najmi <farrukh@w...>
  • To: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@r...>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:14:20 -0400

Re: Re:  Partial update of server side XML documents
Hi Jonathan,

I considered it but decided our requirements were simpler.

I am settling on a solution that is similar in design to the WSRT 
specification (W3 Submission):

<http://www.w3.org/Submission/WSRT>

See section 3.4 on PUT operation on how fragments may be used in partial 
insert, update and delete operations.

This spec looks very promising but is not yet a REC. Also I wish they 
used type substitution to remove mixed=true types
which seem like a questionable design choice.

Thanks all for your helpful suggestions.

Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Is XQuery Updates an option for you?
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xqupdate/
>
> I think it gives you the functionality you need.
>
> Jonathan
>
> Farrukh Najmi wrote:
>>
>> I am working on a specification for a service that offers CRUD 
>> operations on XML documents that conform to a standard schema.
>> We have C, R and D under control and are looking for an good 
>> standards-based solution for supporting partial updates for XML
>> documents already in the server.
>>
>> I would like to define the schema for an UpdateRequest which 
>> identifies a server resident XML document by its unique id and provides
>> an XML element (lets call it UpdateInfo) that encapsulates how the 
>> server resident object should be updated. The content of the UpdateInfo
>> element should specify how to partially update the desired XML 
>> document while leaving the rest of it unchanged.
>>
>> I am unfamiliar with XQuery but I suspect that it may be allow me to 
>> embed an XQuery statement within the UpdateInfo element to specify 
>> how to partially update the target XML document. The server would 
>> fetch the XML document by its id and then process it using the XQuery 
>> to modify it before storing it back.
>>
>> Another option might be to use simpler XPath/XSLT expressions to do 
>> the same.
>>
>> Does any one have any experience or advice on how best to do this.
>>
>> BTW, the specification I am working on is OASIS ebXML RegRep 4.0.
>>
>> TIA for your help.
>>


-- 
Regards,
Farrukh

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