The XQuery Sandbox just got friendlier.
It now displays detailed compilation errors in the browser window instead of a blank page.
The official page of the QEXO project wchich powers this sandbox is
As promised, the XQuery Sandbox is now humbly available for testing fully-functional XQuery scripts.
Please use cautiosly, since it is hosted on a relatively small web server.
A lot of work remains to be done to make the sandbox more user friendly.
At the moment compilation errors will result in blank page when the script is run.
As work progresses, this blog will be updated.
Click here or
the XQuery Hosting link on the left menu to enter the sandbox.
XQuery is a relatively new initiative by the W3C, which is gaining popularity
despite some initial contraversy and push back from XSLT supporters.
For a brief introduction, see this XML.com article by Per Bothner:
I am actively working with Per on his Open Source Implementation - QEXO and will soon
launch a sandbox on this server. It will demonstrate XQuery's feasibility for building real world web applications easier and
faster than it used to be with previous technologies. It will also show how XQuery makes a terrific tool for orchestrating REST Web Services.