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Re: XQuery Updates in XSLT

Subject: Re: XQuery Updates in XSLT
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:06:05 -0400
Re:  XQuery Updates in XSLT
On Oct 29, 2008, at 2:58 PM, John Snelson wrote:

Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 1:39 AM, Jesper Tverskov <jesper@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have tested XQuery Updates in Saxon SA 9.1 and it works like a
dream. I was wondering if something similar is going to be available
in XSLT? How can XSLT do without such a killer feature?

Such a feature will be the killer of a nice, functional language, I agree... :)

XQuery Update is still a 100% functional language - it's pretty good at
succinctly expressing transforms that would otherwise need an identity
transform and some number of exception templates.

This comment makes no sense. It is like saying a pogo stick is pretty good at getting you from point A to point B that would otherwise require a car.



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