The Evolution of XPath: What’s New in XPath 3.0

This course covers XPath 3.0, a gigantic step forward from previous versions which gives the programmer unprecedented functional programming capabilities and possibilities for problem solving.
Course info
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(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 13, 2014
Duration
4h 29m
Table of contents
Introduction
XPath Data Model (XDM) Refresher. What’s New in XDM 3.0
What' s New in XPath 3.0
New Standard Functions in XPath 3.0: Part 1
New Standard Functions in XPath 3.0: Part 2
Discover Higher-Order Functions in XPath 3.0
Programming in XPath 3.0
Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 13, 2014
Duration
4h 29m
Description

XPath 3.0 is the latest version of XPath, the language for navigating XML documents. XPath is to XML documents like what SQL is to Relational Database Management Systems. The new W3C XPath 3.0 Recommendation gives us a language with amazing power resulting from its ability to define its own higher-order functions. If you think that you know XPath, but want to master version 3 of XSLT, XQuery, or future versions of XProc, XSD, Schematron, or pretty much any other modern programming language, then you need to start here. This course covers all new features of XPath 3.0: the XPath Data Model 3.0, operators, constructs, and expressions, along with the most powerful new feature - the function type. This course gives in-depth coverage of XPath 3.0 side-by-side with practical demos of their real-world applications.

About the author
About the author

Dimitre Novatchev developed FXSL – the functional programming library for XSLT (1.0 and 2.0). He thrives at discovering and employing unexpected capabilities of XSLT and XPath that even their W3C creators hadn’t imagined.

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