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RE: Supplemental XQuery reading list

From: Howard Katz <howardk@fatdog.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:04:40 -0700
To: "RDF Data Access Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <IKEOLCDFPBBPPAHGNKKOAEIGEKAA.howardk@fatdog.com>

One more reference that might be useful :

    http://www.acm.org/sigmod/record/issues/0206/standard.pdf

Howard

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Howard Katz
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:47 AM
> To: Seaborne, Andy; RDF Data Access Working Group
> Subject: RE: Supplemental XQuery reading list
>
> The mapping's actually in the other direction -- SQL to XQuery --
> but I know
> what you mean. ;-) The basic idea is to be able to map SQL's tabular
> structure into XML, so that XQuery can then see it as an instance of the
> data model it needs to operate on.
>
> For online references, once again Don Chamberlin comes to the rescue. See
> page 83 of this excerpt of his chapter, "Influences on the design
> of XQuery"
> from the "Experts" Book:
>
>            http://www.informit.com/content/downloads/chap2_0321180607.pdf
>
> The section is titled "The need for an XML query language" and looks
> specifically at the differences between XML and SQL. If you have the time,
> read the whole chapter. It's *excellent* -- I can't praise it
> enough -- and
> well worth the price of admission for the whole book. This is the main
> reference I'd been trying to find for Dan's reading list. Google and my
> creative wits had failed me until this morning, when I stumbled
> on it while
> looking for something else.
>
> While they're unfortunately not available online, there are two other
> chapters in the Experts book that are directly relevant to your question:
> Denise Draper's "Mapping between XML and relational data" and Michael Rys'
> "Integrating XQuery and relational database systems. Together they contain
> more detail on the subject than you'd probably ever want to know.
>
> If you're not averse to reading articles in the popular trade press,
> Jonathan Robie gives a succinct summary of the distinction between the two
> approaches of XQuery and SQL/XML for accessing relational data at :
>
>       http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7649
>
> Finally, Ron Bourret gives a comprehensive overview of SQL <-> XML mapping
> issues in general at:
>
>     http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLAndDatabases.htm#xmlquery
>
> If I come across any other useful references, I'll post them here.
>
> Howard
>
>
> > Yes - that was me.  I am interested in the mapping of Xquery to
> SQL (i.e.
> > the  data is in an SQL database) as it might inform us about
> RDF query =>
> > SQL.  There again, it might not.
> >
> > 	Andy
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > > From: Howard Katz <>
> > > Date: 15 April 2004 17:32
> > >
> > > Here's the additional reference on XQuery for those who like lots of
> > > code
> > > snippets when exploring new languages:
> > >
> > >      http://www.datadirect.com/news/whatsnew/xquerybook/index.ssp
> > >
> > > This is Jonathan's Robie's Chapter One tutorial introduction to XQuery
> > > from "XQuery from the Experts". It's lengthy (78 pages I think) but
> > > highly
> > > readable.
> > >
> > > Who was it that requested pointers on XQuery and SQL? Was that you,
> > > Andy?
> > > Sorry, I didn't jot down what your specific interest was. If you can
> > > let me
> > > know, I can point you in the appropriate direction.
> > >
> > > Howard
> >
>
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