Sample Data for Examples and Practice

The best way to learn how to query data is to practice using XPath. To prepare you for practicing with XPath queries, this section provides a review of the basic structure of an XML document. An understanding of this structure is crucial to defining queries that return the data you want. Following the review, this section includes the XML data on which the query examples operate. The last part of this section provides instructions for running queries on sample data.

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