Re: XSLT, Web applications, and "native XML databases"
> eXist can perform an XSL transformation through an extension function, but > you have to serialize the result to a source for the transformation. It does > not work natively on the DB like XQuery does. I believe there is an effort > underway to support native XSL, but I haven't heard much since the initial > proposal. well strictly speaking you don't have serialize the result to a source, but it does happen behind the scenes... (I know you know that, just making it clearer) For the app I'm currently working on, I use very simple small xqueries which are there purely to provide input to the transforms, just because I'm forced to. Once XSLT can work directly directly against the database, XQuery's days could be numbered. -- Andrew Welch http://andrewjwelch.com Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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