[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual
Sat, 21 Jun 2003 16:26:42 +1000
On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:19:51PM +0200, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> I'm wondering whether we should add a requirement like the following:
> TMQL shall be able to produce textual output from queries, including
> special features to support the production of XML and HTML output.
> Opinions on this?
Well, yes. :-)
I think this is VERY useful, because it reduces the overlap of
- querying ... getting a result in some form, and
- templating ... putting the content into a HTML page or whatever
We only would need XML, I reckon, so that the output can be
It would also be possible to create arbitrary text, but then I would
expect some syntactic problems in TMQL. XML is friendly in this
regard, so is of course XTM.
PS: AsTMa? has this feature already:
forall [ $d (document)
bn : $bn ] in "tm:literature"