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From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:11:25 -0000

> Question:
> Why does it seem xslt is favorite over xQuery?

You might get different answers on a different list.... But I do think it's
true that XSLT continues to have much wider usage than XQuery.

I think the reason for that is primarily that people want to do transformation
(which retains most of the information in a document, but in different form)
rather than query (which extracts small amounts of information from a

Although XQuery is capable of doing transformation, XSLT is better at it for
two reasons:

(a) the built-in rule-based processing model using template rules

(b) the customization capability provided by xsl:import

neither of which have any parallel in XQuery.

XQuery is much better at doing complex joins, but that's not the kind of
processing people are mostly doing.

Michael Kay

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