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correspondence, historical documents, articles, legislation, etc.)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.
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.
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