Re: Materials for an Advanced Database course

From: Daniel Dudley <daniel.dudley_at_chello.no>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 21:39:58 +0100
Message-ID: <FzV%9.1148$481.9675_at_amstwist00>


"Mikito Harakiri" wrote in message
news:EvU%9.9$c16.136_at_news.oracle.com...
> "Stephane Desnault" wrote in message
> news:6b8fdb80.0302032115.35ed4fca_at_posting.google.com...
> > I think today any advanced course would need to relate
> > databases and XML, both from a thoeretical and a practical
> > standpoint. I'd expect to learn:
> >
> > . How XML and relational constructs relate (no pun intended)
> > . Data in XML is ORDERED - that's a deep difference
> > . Translating XML to relational
> > . Translating Relational to XML
> > . Equating XML and Relational Schemas
> > . Advantages of both constructs to store information
> > . Some examples of real world implementation (XML extensions)
> >
> > I'm currently working on several document/workflow management
> > projects and the theoretical challenges and opportunities of
> > mixing relational concepts with XML have been VERY interesting.
>
> It is really amaising how some stupid tag language generated
> so much attention. I would recommend students to read
> http://www.dbazine.com/pascal9.html and, for god sake,
> develop some critical thinking.

Yes, and check out 'the evolution of language':

  http://www.research.avayalabs.com/user/wadler/language.pdf

which sums up of the current "state of the art." ;-)

Daniel Received on Tue Feb 04 2003 - 21:39:58 CET

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