An Extensible Markup Language (XML) Patch Operations Framework Utilizing XML Path Language (XPath) Selectors

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Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents are widely used as containers for the exchange and storage of arbitrary data in today's systems. Updates to this data requires transporting of the entire XML instance document between hosts, unless there's a mechanism that allows transmitting only the changes of XML documents. This memo describes a framework utilizing XML Path language (XPath) selectors with the aid of which a set of patches can be applied to an existing XML document.


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