XQuery/Extracting data from XHTML files


To perform an XQuery on XHTML files that use the XHTML namespace.


We will start our XQuery by adding the default namespace for XHTML.

   declare default element namespace "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

Sample Source CodeEdit

Assume that you have an well-formed XHTML file in the file /db/text/index.xhtml

xquery version "1.0";
declare default element namespace "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";
declare option exist:serialize "method=html media-type=text/html indent=yes";
let $doc := doc('/db/test/index.xhtml')
let $body := $doc/html/body/*
      <title>Replace Head</title>