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    A light but formal introduction to xquery

    Hidders, Jan and Paredaens, J. and Vercammen, R. and Demeyer, S. (2004) A light but formal introduction to xquery. In: Bellahsene, Z. and Milo, T. and Rys, M. and Suciu, D. and Unland, R. (eds.) Database and XML Technologies, Second International XML Database Symposium. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3186. Springer, pp. 5-20. ISBN 9783540229698.

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    We give a light-weight but formal introduction to XQuery by defining a sublanguage of XQuery. We ignore typing, and don’t consider namespaces, comments, programming instructions, and entities. To avoid confusion we call our version LiXQuery (Light XQuery). LiXQuery is fully downwards compatible with XQuery. Its syntax and its semantics are far less complex than that of XQuery, but the typical expressions of XQuery are included in LiXQuery. We claim that LiXQuery is an elegant and simple sublanguage of XQuery that can be used for educational and research purposes. We give the complete syntax and the formal semantics of LiXQuery.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 18:05
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