XForms course November 2012 in Rockville, Maryland

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XForms course November 2012 in Rockville, Maryland

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen-2
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Black Mesa Technologies is pleased to announce two hands-on
introductory courses, one on XForms and one on XQuery, to take place
in November 2012, in Rockville, Maryland.


  8-9 November 2012, 9:30 - 5:30

  XForms allows you to develop vocabulary- and task-specific editors
  which require less training and provide better task-specific
  support than full XML editors; domain experts can thus examine and
  modify XML encoding mor easily, and routine tasks can be performed
  more quickly and reliably.

  This course introduces XForms as a technology for building
  special-purpose XML editors with focused functionality and
  correspondingly simple user interfaces. XForms is built on the
  model / view / controller idiom, in which the 'model' is a set of
  XML documents, the 'view' is specified using XHTML and XForms
  widgets, and the 'controller' takes the form of declarative links
  between widgets and elements or attributes in the XML documents.


  13-14 November 2012, 9:30 - 5:30

  This course introduces XQuery as a flexible language for working
  with natural-language documents (books, prose, verse, drama,
  correspondence, historical documents, articles, legislation, etc.)
  encoded in XML. The focus is on the application of XQuery to
  textual material with complex and variable structure, as opposed to
  the typically simpler, more regular structures of data-oriented
  XML.  The course will cover XPath location paths, atomic values,
  sequences of values, the XDM data model, FLWOR expressions,
  function declarations, regular expressions and string manipulation,
  collections, and the full-text extensions to XQuery.


The courses will be held on the dates indicated, from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. at

  Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
  17 West Jefferson St., Suite 207
  Rockville, MD 20850

For other logistical information, see


Thanks to Mulberry Technologies for hosting the courses.


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* C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies LLC
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