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XQuery Kick Start by Vaidyanathan Nagarajan, James Linn, Kurt Cagle, Per Bothner, James McGovern

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Chapter 2. Understanding the XPath 2.0 Specification

by Kurt Cagle

In Search of Context: XQuery and XPath

XPath originally emerged at the intersection of XLink (which defines a method of using URLs to describe locations within a document) and XSLT, which provides XML transformations based upon some demonstrable set of patterns. As will be explained later in this chapter, XPath provided a way of extracting pieces of the tree ...

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