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The XPath 2.0 Standard

by W3C XSL/XML Query Working Groups

Paperback (6"x9"), 170 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $12.95 (£8.95 in UK)
ISBN-13: 978-1-906966-01-0

About the Book

This manual is a printed edition of the XPath 2.0 standard from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in easy-to-read paperback format. This edition contains the W3C Recommendation of 23 January 2007 (the current standard as of the publication date, July 2010).

The XPath standard can be freely implemented in any software without payment of licensing fees.

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Table of Contents

  1. Publisher's Preface
  2. Notes for this printed edition
  3. Introduction
  4. Basics
  5. Expressions
  6. XPath Grammar
  7. Type Promotion and Operator Mapping
  8. Context Components
  9. Implementation-Defined Items
  10. References
  11. Conformance
  12. Error Conditions
  13. Glossary (Non-Normative)
  14. Backwards Compatibility with XPath 1.0 (Non-Normative)
  15. Revision Log (Non-Normative)
  16. Index