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Session

The Coming XQuery + XForms XPlosion

Kurt Cagle, Senior Consultant, Metaphorical Web

Track: Web Applications (client-side and server-side)
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: D136

After nearly four years of development, the W3C has published the XQuery 1.0, XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XForms 1.1 specifications (as of Feb. 2007). These four technologies, used in concert with XHTML and binding languages such as XBL, will almost certainly have a profound effect upon the way that web applications are built.

This particular session looks at the use of the open source eXist XQuery database, coupled with an XSLT 2.0 processor (Saxon), in order to rapidly develop and deploy XForms and Ajax-related content, through a real world case study. The session will show how the XForms MVC model, coupled with the ease with which you can do complex XML manipulation from within the context of the database, makes both XForms and Ajax development straightforward, maintainable, and cost effective for both document and data publishing domains.