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   FW: [ANN]: XQuery: A Guided Tour

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Jonathan's chapter provides a great introductory overview of XQuery
features. Don Chamberlin's excellent chapter on "Influences on the Design of
XQuery" can also be found online at


Don's chapter provides, among other things, a clear exposition on a number
of the "watershed issues" that the working group had to deal with during
early deliberations on XQuery, such as what is a type in XQuery, how is
untyped data handled in the absence of a schema, how does element
construction work, what should the sorting model look like, etc. etc.

Howard Katz
Editor, "XQuery from the Experts," Addison-Wesley 2003

> With permission from Addison-Wesley, my company has posted my tutorial
> chapter from XQuery from the Experts [1]. This chapter is called XQuery: A
> Guided Tour, and can be found here:
> http://www.datadirect.com/news/whatsnew/xquerybook.asp
> Hope people find this helpful!
> Jonathan
> [1] : A Guide to the W3C XML Query Language by Howard Katz, Don
> Chamberlin,
> Denise Draper, Mary Fernandez, Michael Kay, Jonathan Robie, Michael Rys,
> Jerome Simeon, Jim Tivy, and Philip Wadler, (ISBN 0-321-18060-7),
> copyright
> 2004.


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