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Hybrid applications over XML - integrating the declarative and navigational approaches

Manghi, P. and Simeoni, F. and Lievens, D. and Connor, R. (2002) Hybrid applications over XML - integrating the declarative and navigational approaches. In: Fourth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM'02), 2002-11-08.

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We discuss the design of a quasi-statically typed language for XML in which data may be associated with different structures and different algebras in different scopes, whilst preserving identity. In declarative scopes, data are trees and may be queried with the full flexibility associated with XML query algebras. In procedural scopes, data have more conventional structures, such as records and sets, and can be manipulated with the constructs normally found in mainstream languages. For its original form of structural polymorphism, the language offers integrated support for the development of hybrid applications over XML, where data change form to re flct programming expectations and enable their enforcement.