Querying XML Data with XQuery

The idea behind that quote is that XQuery is like a jacked up version of XPath with a little XSLT sprinkled in for good measure. In other words, XQuery is a technology that packs some punch when it comes to drilling deep into XML data and extracting exactly the data in which you're interested.

This tutorial introduces you to XQuery and shows you some practical ways to put the language to use with your own XML code.

In this tutorial, you'll learn the following:

  • What XQuery is
  • How to write queries using XQuery
  • What the Saxon XQuery processor has to offer
  • How to execute your own queries using XQuery