CROSS-POSTED TO THE XML-DEV LIST:
I've released XqUSEme , an extension for Firefox which allows XQueries
to be performed by the user, using either the default and pre-installed
Saxonica XQuery processor, or, if one has installed it separately,
Berkeley DB XML. I realize that there are a number of kinks to be worked
out (see the Readme), but the extension does work and can allow XQuery
use in Firefox--and now without any need to manually move or write to
specific configuration files. If you use the default Saxonica, it works
out of the box (using that implementation's syntax--see the Readme):
Per an earlier request, I'd like to add eXist support as well, but to
make things easier on myself, I'm waiting until the XQJ implementation
is added to its trunk; and I'm open to adding other native XML databases
or XQuery engines as time permits.
I've also released a simple extension for XSL at
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5023 . I think I may
merge the two extensions in the future.
In any case, these extensions require a review before they can become
public, so I would very much appreciate some kind of review so that
others might be able to make use of them; you just need to register
first to get access.
And while I'm hawking my albeit preliminary, free and open source
(though donation-earnestly-requested) wares, I've got one for Unicode
input and conversion which might be handy for some of y'all too: