XPath is a language for selecting parts of an XML document.
XPath is designed to be used by XSLT, XQuery, and XPointer.
To learn more about XPath read our XPath Tutorial.
To learn more about XQuery read our XQuery Tutorial.
To learn more about XSLT read our XSLT Tutorial.
XPath 1.0 became a W3C Recommendation November 16, 1999.
XPath 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation January 23, 2007.
XPath 2.0 is a language derived from XPath 1.0 and XQuery. The XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 are generated from a common source, sharing much of the same syntax, and much of the text is identical.
|Specification||Draft / Proposal||Recommendation|
|XPath 1.0||16. Nov 1999|
|XPath 2.0 Requirements||03. Jun 2005|
|XPath 2.0 Language||14. Dec 2010|
|XPath 2.0 Functions||14. Dec 2010|
|XPath 2.0 Data Model||14. Dec 2010|
|XPath 2.0 Semantics||14. Dec 2010|
|XPointer||16. Aug 2002|
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