XPath 2.0 Programmers Reference by Michael KayXPath 2.0 Programmers Reference by Michael Kay

XPath 2.0 Programmers Reference

byMichael Kay

Paperback | August 27, 2004

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XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference is the only authoritative reference on XPath, a sub-language within XSLT that determines which part of an XML document the XSLT transforms. Written for professional programmers who use XML every day but find the W3C XPath specifications tough to slog through, this book explains in everyday language what every construct in the language does and how to use it. It also offers background material on the design thinking behind the language, gentle criticism of the language specification when appropriate, and a diverse range of interesting examples in various application areas.

Michael Kay has been working in the XML field since 1997; he became a member of the XSLWorking Group soon after the publication of XSLT 1.0, and took over as editor of the XSLT 2.0 specification in early 2001. He is also a member of the XQueryWorking Group, and is a joint editor of the XPath 2.0 specification. He is well known not only...
Title:XPath 2.0 Programmers ReferenceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:552 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 1.2 inShipping dimensions:9.3 × 7.4 × 1.2 inPublished:August 27, 2004Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0764569104

ISBN - 13:9780764569104


Table of Contents



Chapter 1: XPath 2.0 in Context.

Chapter 2: The Data Model.

Chapter 3: The Type System.

Chapter 4: The Evaluation Context.

Chapter 5: Basic Constructs.

Chapter 6: Operators on Items.

Chapter 7: Path Expressions.

Chapter 8: Sequence Expressions.

Chapter 9: Type Expressions.

Chapter 10: XPath Functions.

Chapter 11: Regular Expressions.

Appendix A: XPath 2.0 Syntax Summary.

Appendix B: Operator Precedence.

Appendix C: Compatibility with XPath 1.0.

Appendix D: Error Codes.