Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 5.5

Two weeks later, on deadline day… I think I defeated the XQuery assignment. It took the best part of a week, guessing at around 18 hours,  but my 485 lines of code handle everything I can think of that was within the spec of the assignment. It was loads of fun handling transformations from various [...]

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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 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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