Functional XML: A preliminary sketch

Track: Late Breaking News, Core Technologies, Deploying XML

Audience Level: High Level/Technical view

Time: Thursday, November 17 16:00

Author: Henry S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh, Markup Technology, World Wide Web Consortium

Keywords: XML, Programming, Functional Language, Pipelines


Existing XML processing models are pipelines, controlled by pipeline descriptions which resemble shell scripts. Functional XML allows XML documents to specify their own processing explicitly, without losing the generality of the pipeline script approach.