XPath Kick Start: Navigating XML with XPath 1.0 and 2.0 (Kick Start) by Steven Holzner
Publisher: Sams (December 18, 2003) | ISBN-10: 0672324113 | CHM | 2 Mb | 384 pages


XPath is to XML as SQL is to databases: XML applications need XPath to locate specific data within an XML document for further

processing with other XML applications such as XSLT, XQuery, XPointer, XLink and DOM level 3. With XPath, these applications

offer developers a full toolkit for transforming, linking, and searching XML data. Developers need to understand XPath to fully

exploit XML in their applications, and they have few resources beyond the W3C specification. XPath Kick Start will examine every

aspect of XPath in detail, including its influence on and use with these other XML standards. With each technique illustrated with

real-world examples, the book starts with coverage of the essentials of XPath, including nodes, expressions, functions and

operators. The second half of the book details XPath in practice - from manipulating XML data to transforming, linking and

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