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Querying XML by Stephen Buxton, Jim Melton

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Chapter 11

XQuery 1.0 Definition

11.1 Introduction

After introducing you to XQuery in Chapter 10, and mentioning different aspects of the language in various places throughout this book so far, we’re ready to get into the details of the W3C’s XML Query Language, XQuery 1.0.

You already read something about the history of XQuery’s development in the W3C (in Chapter 10, for example) and the requirements that led to the language currently progressing through the W3C’s Recommendation process.1 In addition, you’ve seen in Chapter 10 the “big picture” view of the suite of documents that have been developed under the umbrella of XQuery.

Chapter 6, “The XML Information Set (Infoset) and Beyond,” introduced you to the XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model ...

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