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Dr. Michael Kay Shows the Way to Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets

The Third Installment of the highly acclaimed Dr. Michael Kay XQuery Tutorials is now available for free.

Bedford, MA, December 15, 2005 --( Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the availability of a new XQuery tutorial entitled "Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets." This new tutorial
is packed with information for novices and experts alike!

“Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets” was written by XML industry guru, Dr. Michael Kay, founder of Saxonica, the producer of the Saxon XQuery and XSLT processor. Dr. Kay is a member of the W3C committees on XQuery, XPath, and XSLT, and the author of numerous best-selling XML books. Software developers and managers looking to give their development teams an extra edge can read the new “Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets” tutorial online today. (

Today, not everyone makes their queries and stylesheets schema-aware. But anyone who is a serious XML practitioner should learn schema-awareness in both XSLT and XQuery. This new tutorial provides XML newcomers and experts with the ins and outs needed to take advantage of the power and efficiency of schema-aware queries and stylesheets in their XML development projects. Making your queries and stylesheets schema aware can be one of the most useful tools you learn this year. Dr. Michael Kay states, "This [schema-awareness] all adds up to a considerable improvement in your ability to diagnose and correct errors, and in the long run to an increase in the robustness of your finished code." To ensure you have the most powerful intelligence on this exciting new practice, "Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets" is packed with easy to understand "how-to's" and covers the following topics:

• The Connection Between Queries/Stylesheets and Schemas
• The Three Aspects of Schema-Awareness
• Importing Schemas and Declaring Types
• Writing Schema-Aware Functions
• Validating Input
• Validating Output

Create Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets

Once you've read "Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets," the easiest way to build real-world XQuery applications is with Stylus Studio® 6 XML Enterprise Edition, the world's leading XQuery development tool, with full support for XQuery Editing, XQuery Mapping, XQuery Debugging, XQuery Profiling, and more. Stylus Studio also supports Java code generation and XQuery output validation, so you can quickly and easily develop and deploy live XQuery applications using industry-leading XQuery processing components like DataDirect XQuery and Saxon. Download a free trial of our award-winning XQuery tools today!

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Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, EDI, SQL/XML, XML mapping, Web Services, legacy data integration, and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more. (
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