Chapter 6. Working with the XPath 2.0 Data Model

by Per Bothner

XML Infosets

The XQuery data model is based on the XML Information Set standard (W3C Recommendation October 24, 2001, http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset). It rather abstractly defines the information content of an XML document as a document item that contains nested element items, which in turn contain namespaces, attributes, characters, and other items. This is a conceptual standard: It does not define any file formats or programming interfaces, but rather it defines the interpretation of an XML file. It is intended to be ...

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