11th International Workshop on
Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects (FMLDO):
QLQP-2006 "Query Languages and Query Processing",
LNCS 4254 (EDBT Workshops), Springer,
Querying along XLinks in XPath/XQuery:
Situation, Applications, Perspectives
Erik Behrends, Oliver Fritzen, Wolfgang May
This paper summarizes the situation about
using XLink for connecting XML instances. We discuss applications
where XLink functionality can be useful, and derive requirements how
the basic XLink technology should be supported in these scenarios.
We compare several proposals dealing with interlinked XML data with
our dbxlink approach which is a minimal extension to XLink
and XPath, and we show how its semantics can be added to arbitrary
XPath-based query engines.
This research is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
under grant no. MA 2539.