Xpath 2.0 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Porgrammer Series)
  • Xpath 2.0 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Porgrammer Series)
  • Xpath 2.0 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Porgrammer Series)

Xpath 2.0 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Porgrammer Series)

by Michael Kay
     
 

From its origins as a sublanguage of XSLT, XPath has come into its own as a key element of XML. XPath 2.0 has emerged as a robust language twice the size of its predecessor, complex and capable of standing on its own. This substantive volume, by the editor of the W3C XSLT 2.0 specification, is the authoritative reference on XPath 2.0. It begins by thoroughly…  See more details below

Overview

From its origins as a sublanguage of XSLT, XPath has come into its own as a key element of XML. XPath 2.0 has emerged as a robust language twice the size of its predecessor, complex and capable of standing on its own. This substantive volume, by the editor of the W3C XSLT 2.0 specification, is the authoritative reference on XPath 2.0. It begins by thoroughly explaining the foundations, including XML schema and the evaluation context. Building on this knowledge, it then moves through literals and function calls, basic operators, path expressions, types, and the regular expressions of three new functions that greatly boost the power of XPath 2.0. This book is for experienced programmers who use XPath 2.0 and want a comprehensive understanding of it at every level. A basic knowledge of XML and Web architecture is essential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764569104
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Programmer to Porgrammer Series
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kay has been working in the XML field since 1997; he became a member of the XSLWorking Group soon after the publication of XSLT 1.0, and took over as editor of the XSLT 2.0 specification in early 2001. He is also a member of the XQueryWorking Group, and is a joint editor of the XPath 2.0 specification. He is well known not only through previous editions of this book, but also as the developer of the open-source Saxon product, a pioneering implementation of XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0.
The author has recently formed his own company, Saxonica, to provide commercial software and services building on the success of the Saxon technology. Previously, he spent three years with Software AG, working with the developers of the Tamino XML server, a leading XQuery implementation. His background is in database technology: after leaving the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D., he worked for many years with the (then) computer manufacturer ICL, developing network, relational, and object-oriented database software products as well as a text search engine, and held the position of ICL Fellow.

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