Balisage Paper: An XML user steps into, and escapes from, XPath quicksand

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009
August 11 - 14, 2009

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Slides and Materials


“Configuring Database Indexes.” (Part of the eXist documentation.) Accessed 2009-05-31.


“Lucene-based Full Text Index” (Part of the eXist documentation.) Accessed 2009-05-31.


“Tuning the Database.” (Part of the eXist documentation.) Accessed 2009-05-31.

Author's keywords for this paper:
XPath; XQuery; eXist; optimization; efficiency; indexing