Navigational Path Expressions on XML Schemas

  • Federico Cavalieri
  • Giovanna Guerrini
  • Marco Mesiti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5181)


XML Schema is employed for describing the type and structure of information contained in valid XML documents. As for a document, a schema can be navigated and its components can be identified through a path language. In this paper we discuss the drawbacks of using XPath for this purpose and present XSPath, a language tailored for specifying path expressions on schemas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Cavalieri
    • 1
  • Giovanna Guerrini
    • 1
  • Marco Mesiti
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di GenovaItaly
  2. 2.Università di MilanoItaly

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