XPath Resources

Before finishing this chapter, it's worth noting that a great number of XPath resources are available online. Here's a starter set listing the applicable W3C specifications:

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath The XPath 1.0 specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath20/ The XPath 2.0 specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/query-datamodel/ The XPath 2.0 data model

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery-operators/ The XPath 2.0 functions and operators specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/ The XSLT 2.0 specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery/ The XQuery specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml The XML 1.0 specification

  • http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt The XSLT 1.0 specification

Plenty of XPath tutorials are out there online, toohere are a few:

  • http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/default.asp The W3Schools tutorial, fairly comprehensive

  • http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XPathTutorial/General/examples.html A tutorial by Miloslav Nic and Jiri Jirat

  • http://www.developer.com/xml/article.php/1156211 Developer.com's XPath tutorial A good tutorial, but just an overview

A number of XPath quick reference pages are also available on the Internethere's a starter list:

  • www.mulberrytech.com/quickref/XSLTquickref.pdf An XPath reference in PDF format

  • http://www.vbxml.com/xsl/xpathref.asp A good XPath reference

  • http://www.finetuning.com/xpathfaq.html An XPath Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list in HTML format

  • http://www.mulberrytech.com/quickref/ Another good XPath quick reference

And, as we've already seen, there are a number of XPath tools out there, free and ready to download. Here's a list of their URLs:

  • http://www.fivesight.com/downloads/xpathtester.asp The XPath tester

  • http://www.vbxml.com/xpathvisualizer/ The XPath Visualiser

  • http://www.logilab.org/xpathvis/ Logilab's XPath Visualizer (spelled with a "z"not the same as the XPath Visualiser)

  • http:// sourceforge .net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=54719&release_id=98894 The XPath Explorer

  • http://www.xmlspy.com/download.html An XPath tool for XML Spy

XPath. Navigating XML with XPath 1.0 and 2.0 Kick Start
XPath Kick Start: Navigating XML with XPath 1.0 and 2.0
ISBN: 0672324113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 131

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