Chapter 7. Understanding XQuery Semantics
by Vaidyanathan Nagarajan
IN THIS CHAPTER
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 ...