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Priscilla Walmsley (pwalmsley@datypic.com)

ISBN: 1491915102

2nd edition, 2015, O'Reilly Media, Inc.


XQuery provides complete coverage of the W3C XQuery 3.1 standard. In addition, it provides the background knowledge in namespaces, schemas, built-in types and regular expressions that is relevant to writing XML queries.

The book is designed for query writers who have some knowledge of XML basics, but not necessarily advanced knowledge of XML-related technologies. It can be used both as a tutorial, by reading cover to cover, and as a reference, by using the appendices to locate specific functions and types.

The book is organized into six parts:

About the author

Priscilla Walmsley has been working closely with XQuery, XSLT and XML Schema for years. She was a member of the W3C XML Schema Working Group from 1999 to 2004, and wrote the respected book Definitive XML Schema (Prentice Hall). Currently, Priscilla serves as Managing Director of Datypic (Datypic), where she provides consulting services related to electronic publishing, data architecture and information exchange.