Wednesday, March 15, 2006


David Carlisle is currently undertaking a project to convert XQuery expressions into other languages, by first converting the query to XML and then on from there.

The "xq2xml" page can be found at

His notes on the differences between XQuery and XSLT can be found at

It's all very interesting reading, but I kept asking myself "why?" so I mailed him asking if there's a real world application behind all this...

David's reply: "is 'teach myself xquery' a real world application?"

I guess the "because it's there" mentality applies to programming too :)

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