Querying, Navigating, and Linking XML Data

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To work with the XML standards used to query, navigate, and link XML data

Target Audience

Existing application and web developers wishing to attain competency in the use of advanced XML techniques; systems analysts and systems designers needing a thorough knowledge of XML for the development of web-enabled applications.


familiarity with XML syntax; knowledge of the basic XML document model (prolog, body, epilog); an understanding of the importance of well-formedness in XML; an understanding of XML parsing and processing; prior experience with programming and markup languages. In addition, prior experience of stylesheet formatting (e.g. CSS) would be an advantage.

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Querying, Navigating, and Linking XML Data

  • use XQuery FLWR expressions.
  • recognize how XPath 2.0 functions can be used to navigate and search XML documents.
  • use XQuery with XPath expressions to retrieve data from an XML document.
  • identify how to use XPath 2.0 functions for regular expressions.
  • use XLinks and XPointers to create links between XML documents.