[xquery-talk] What is XQuery?

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Mar 3 06:55:16 PST 2018

"XQuery from the Experts"


A bit dated (2003), and probably only available second-hand, but there's a lot of material on the concepts and purpose and role of the language rather than just a tutorial or a reference manual.

If you want a textbook to learn the language, on the other hand, Priscilla Walmsley is excellent:


There's also a Michael Rys book but I haven't read it.

Michael Kay

> On 3 Mar 2018, at 14:14, Benito van der Zander <benito at benibela.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> occasionally I am asked, "What is XQuery? Why is it useful? Are there any examples?", so I send the people to https://www.w3.org/TR/xquery/ and they have trouble understanding it...
> So what are the best books and tutorials about XPath/XQuery for beginners ?
> Cheers,
> Benito
> _______________________________________________
> talk at x-query.com
> http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk

More information about the talk mailing list