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Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 16:35:28 GMT
Message-ID: <k1G5c.25729$Db5.3957@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>


ccc31807 wrote:
> I have an assignment to survey XML database technologies in about
> three weeks. I've looked closely at eXcite, reviewed XQuery and XPath
> (and others) at w3.org, and essentially have tried to all the due
> diligence I can.
>
> I *know* that I will get a question like this, "Where can I go to read
> up on the theory of XML databases?" If I cite to internet articles, I
> will be told, "If it's not in print, it's worthless."
>
> Question: does anyone suggest a source of XML DB theory, preferably in
> journals of a professional and academic nature? IEEE and ACM are not a
> problem.

The most lucent explanation of XML "data theory" is an article called The Essence of XML, by Philip Wadler, formerly of functional/monad "fame".

In addition, look for W3C articles on the XML Infoset. Finally, look for articles by Don Chamberlin about XQuery. I think XQuery is a mess, but those explain it fairly well.

> Besides, I need to do a fast read on this, so I'm looking for some
> substantial stuff that's not overly dense or highly theoretical.

So you're looking for theory that's not highly theoretical? Hmmm...

> Please reply to this message rather than privately. And accept my
> gratitude in advance for all those who reply.

Received on Tue Mar 16 2004 - 10:35:28 CST

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