XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in context
- Jim Melton, Oracle Corporation, Sandy, Utah.
- Stephen Buxton, Mark Logic Corporation, San Mateo, California
XML has become the lingua franca for representing business data, for exchanging information between business partners and applications, and for adding structureâand sometimes meaningâto text-based documents. XML offers some special challenges and opportunities in the area of search: querying XML can produce very precise, fine-grained results, if you know how to express and execute those queries.For software developers and systems architects: this book teaches the most useful approaches to querying XML documents and repositories. This book will also help managers and project leaders grasp how âquerying XMLâ fits into the larger context of querying and XML. Querying XML provides a comprehensive background from fundamental concepts (What is XML?) to data models (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery Data Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and more.
Software engineers designing applications that use XML to access documents and data presented in XML form; architects of software systems that use XML, who need to know how search and retrieval issues are to be handled; and others who need to understand the relationships between XML markup and storage and future retrieval of documents based on the semantics of the information they contain.