SQL queries expressed in XML

Leigh Dodds ldodds at ingenta.com
Mon Mar 22 16:16:49 GMT 1999

> we recently had the idea to use XML to express SQL-like queries
> (so this is
> not about querying XML -- it is about using XML to express queries). It
> seems to me that we might not be the first ones; so has anybody defined an
> XML document type for expressing SQL queries?

And just to widen this question slightly - assuming I do have an XML
of a language construct - whats the best way to do the conversion from
the XML representation to the 'correct' language representation.

Could I use XSL to do this - or would this be going against the grain?

(Just to qualify this I'm relatively new to XML, and *extremely* new to


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