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XPath: Location paths

XPath is a declarative language for addressing (used in XPointer) and pattern matching (used in XSLT).

The central construct is the location path, which is a sequence of location steps separated by /.

A context consists of: Initial context: defined externally (e.g. by XPointer or XSLT).

(Location paths starting with / always use the document root as initial context node!)



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