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RE: platforms

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 10:47:22 +0100
To: "'NGUYEN, Hiep'" <hiep.nguyen@baesystems.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1DQMfA-00043x-1Q@lisa.w3.org>

> 1. Is XQuery a standard or recommendation yet?

No, it is still a draft. However, it is becoming quite stable.

> 2. Which platforms can support XQuery?

There are a number of implementations in various states of completeness
listed on the Query group home page, see

Given that you want to run on any platform and that your input comes from
files rather than from an XML database, you might like to try my own
product, Saxon: see http://saxon.sf.net/. This is open-source software,
written in Java so it runs wherever you can run Java.
> Can anyone given me suggestions whether my approach is 
> feasible or not?

I would think this approach is entirely feasible. However, if you are
concerned about the fact that XQuery is still only a draft, you could also
consider tackling the problem using XSLT 1.0, which has been a
Recommendation for over 5 years and has many conformant and mature

Michael Kay
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2005 09:47:31 UTC

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