XPath is a powerful and intuitive way to retrieve information from, or apply style to, your document. In this session, you’ll discover how to use XPath whether you’re styling your documents with FOSI, XSLT/XSL-FO, or Arbortext Styler. Also presented will be the basics of writing XPath expressions, including examples of common use cases.
Attendees in this session will get an overview of how the XPath language can be used in Styler, FOSIs, and XSLT transforms for document processing tasks. This overview will provide the context needed to understand how the information presented in the session can be used in day-to-day work.
The second part of the session will provide an introduction to writing XPath expressions. Topics will include:
- The data model used to navigate a document with XPath
- The data types supported by the language and conversions between them
- Syntax of path, numeric and string expressions
- Tips and tricks for common tasks and pitfalls to avoid
Examples will be provided to demonstrate the concepts discussed in the first part of the session.