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Xpath and Xpointer

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Referring to specific information inside an XML document is a little like finding a needle in a haystack: how do you differentiate the information you need from everything else? XPath and XPointer are two closely related languages that play a key role in XML processing by allowing developers to find these needles and manipulate embedded information. XPath describes a route ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published August 7th 2002 by O'Reilly Media (first published 2002)
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Dec 03, 2008 rated it liked it
This book is not bad if you want to learn XPath. I found other books like Tennison's Beginning XSLT and the Learning XML from O'Reilly to be be sufficient. And Michael Kay's books on XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 are superior if you want a reference. So it was overkill to get this book.

However I did like the topics on XPointer. (XPointer is basically a wrapper for an XPath expression that queries content inside an XML file.) When used with XInclude, XPointers are a very powerful mechanism to query/coll
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John E. Simpson is the author of Just XML (Prentice Hall PTR; 2nd edition forthcoming) and a regular contributor to XML mailing lists, particularly XML-L. He has been an application developer for more than 20 years, and is currently the Webmaster for several non-profit organizations based in Florida. He once closed a bar with Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and William Styron.
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