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Re: XQuery Updates in XSLT

Subject: Re: XQuery Updates in XSLT
From: John Snelson <john.snelson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:48:51 +0000
Re:  XQuery Updates in XSLT
Robert Koberg wrote:
> 
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Scott Trenda wrote:
> 
>> I think John is confusing the meaning of "functional" here. Dimitre
>> meant "functional" as in "based on functions/templates, like Haskell or
>> Scheme (as opposed to imperative)", and perhaps John interpreted
>> "functional" to mean "it works, it's not broken".
> 
> I am sure John knows what functional means. I was commenting about the
> use of XQuery as opposed to xsl's identity template with some exception
> templates. It sounds like he think XQuery is better at this type of thing.

Yes. It's a few lines of easily readable XQuery Update, versus a few
complete XSLT templates and an explanation of how the identity transform
works.

John

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