Archive for February, 2009

Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 4

Homework this work was rather tricky – transforming XMLSchema into a tree grammar representation using XQuery. Sounds simple enough, but I now feel a certain revulsion, maybe even extending as far as hatred, towards XQuery. To be honest, I think it’s got a lot to do with the fact that XQuery is a functional language, [...]

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 3

Woah. It always worries me a little when the greek symbols come out. So far, we’ve pretty much avoided them in the Semi-Structured Data and the Web course, so to see them today, whilst not really unexpected, did make my heart sink a little. The views expressed here are the personal views of the author.

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 2

So, after little snow towards the end of the week, it pelted down on Sunday night, leaving the pavements and roads like an ice rink at 6am – I only narrowly avoided sliding down the hill to the tram stop on my backside. It’s at times like this I’m very glad of my thermos mug [...]

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 12:39 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 1

I was greeted by a blanket of picture-postcard pristine white snow when I stepped outside this morning. No footprints, no slush, not another person in sight… fantastic. That’s what you get for being up and out at ten to six in the morning though. It’s the first day of Semi-Structured Data and the Web, (effectively) [...]

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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