(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0205082 Al
Fontoura et al. (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 14,2004
A system and method for querying a stream of XML data in a single pass using standard XQuery expressions. The system comprises: an expression parser that receives a query and generates a parse tree; a SAX events API that receives the stream of XML data and generates a stream of SAX events; an evaluator that receives the parse tree and stream of SAX events and buffers fragments from the stream of SAX events that meet an evaluation criteria; and a tuple constructor that joins fragments to form a set of tuple results that satisfies the query for the stream of XML data.