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XQuery Development Tools/Extension points

This page describes XQDT extension points.

Customizing lexer and parser

XQDT provides a tokenizer and an ad-hoc incremental parser for the XQuery family languages standardized (or being standardized) by the W3C. Vendors-specific language extension can be achieved by providing vendor-specific lexer and parser, using the following extension points:

- org.eclipse.wst.xquery.sse.core.tokenizer: XQuery tokenizer. Must implement ITokenizer. XQDT tokenizer is based on JFlex. Since JFlex does not come with a extension mechanism, one solution is for each vendor to change directly the base tokenizer and to manually patch any changes.

- org.eclipse.wst.xquery.sse.core.modelBuilder: incremental XQuery parser responsible for updating the model (AST).

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