XSLT: Common issues with Xquery and special issues of XSLT

Sven Groppe, Jinghua Groppe, Christoph Reinke, Nils Hoeller, Volker Linnemann


The widespread usage of XML in the last few years has resulted in the development of a number of XML query languages like XSLT or the later developed XQuery language. Today, there are many products like databases in the area of XML processing that support either XSLT or XQuery, but not both of them. This may prevent users from employing their favourite XML query language. In this chapter, the authors show that both languages have comparable expression power and present a scheme for translating XQuery to XSLT and vice versa. This translation scheme enables a user to employ either XSLT or XQuery for each product which supports one of these languages. They also summarize in this chapter both current and future trends and research issues and also consider those that might emerge in the common area of XSLT and XQuery and which are particular to XSLT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen and Novel Issues in XML Database Applications: Future Directions and Advanced Technologies
EditorsEric Pardede
Number of pages28
Place of PublicationInformation Science Reference, USA/UK
PublisherIGI Global
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-1-60566-308-1, 978-1-60566-309-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems
  • Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 409-04 Operating, Communication, Database and Distributed Systems


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