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

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Chapter 7. Understanding XQuery Semantics

by Vaidyanathan Nagarajan

XQuery Semantics Introduction

XQuery is a functional language (the language is built around functions). Each query is equivalent to an expression. In layman's terms, you can view XQuery as a SQL equivalent used for querying XML documents. From a traditional programming language course perspective, it is better to have a grasp of the syntax and semantics of the language. Semantics is the study of meaning in a language; knowing the semantics can help you ...

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