XQuery standard inches forward

    April 4, 2003

IBM and Microsoft submitted testing software to the World Wide Web Consortium standards body intended to promote an XML-based method for querying databases, or XQuery.

Today database programmers pull information from databases using the Structured Query Language (SQL). XQuery is designed to make complex searches on XML documents simpler. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and other database companies can already store XML in their respective databases, and they plan to eventually add support for XQuery.

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