Well, for a start, XQuery/XSLT2.XPath2. See
From: "Rick Jelliffe" <email@example.com>
Sometime soon we will have standards for parsing data content into
that will make life more straight forward for this kind of
language. Until then, we have to make up our own embedded little
Will we? This is a very interesting comment! Sorry to be ignorant, but where
is this standards work taking place?