The Saxon SQL Extension
The Saxon distribution includes a set of extension elements providing access to
SQL databases. These are not intended as being necessarily a production-quality piece
of software (there are many limitations in the design), but more as an illustration of
how extension elements can be used to enhance the capability of the processor.
To use the SQL extension elements in a stylesheet, you need to define a namespace prefix
(for example "sql") in the extension-element-prefixes attribute of the xsl:stylesheet element,
and to map this prefix to a namespace URI, conventionally
This namespace must be bound in the Configuration to the class
This binding can be done either by calling
or by means of an entry in the configuration file.
This has changed in Saxon 9.2. In Saxon 9.1 and earlier releases it was necessary to use a namespace
ending in "/net.sf.saxon.sql.SQLElementFactory". It is still possible to use the same namespace, but it must
now be bound explicitly.
This extension defines seven new stylesheet elements:
sql:close, described in the following sections.
Note: this extension is not available on the .NET platform.