Introduction to XPath and Schematron

Fri 13 Sep 19

Syd Bauman, Northeastern University Digital Scholarship Group


Session 0 09:00–09:15 Welcome, introductions, logistics
Session 1 09:15–10:30 XML navigation via XPath (slides: HTML, Slidy)
Session 2 11:45–12:30 More XPath (slides: HTML, Slidy).
A taste of Schematron (slides: HTML, Slidy)


  • Test data 1: A lightly modified version of the WordHoard Hamlet (used with permission).

At last year’s version of this talk, the test data we used was the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare in XML.


  • Introductory oXygen Exercise: HTML
    An introductory exercise covering the basic concepts of XML and the essentials of the oXygen XML editor
  • OXygen Crib Sheet: source, HTML
    A beginner’s crib sheet for getting started with the oXygen XML editor

The resource page has links to all the slide sets (whether used in this seminar or not), interesting web sites we may have shown, and useful TEI links


Curriculum developed by Syd Bauman, David Birnbaum, Martin Holmes, Sarah Stanley, and Elisa Beshero-Bondar.