WHAT: In the real world, data is not read-only. While XQuery provides an excellent model for simple and powerful updates to XML, updates are missing from XQuery 1.0. Several vendors are implementing their own proprietary extensions to provide update, and several update proposals have circulated within the W3C XML Query Working Group and at various conferences.

Join XQuery authors Jonathan Robie (DataDirect Technologies) and Daniela Florescu (Oracle Corporation) for a talk about their recently published requirements document which discusses various approaches to adding an Update Facility to XQuery.

After identifying some of the major questions associated with this work and exploring the problem space and solution space without attempting to predict the answers that the Working Group will find, speakers hope to get feedback from the XML community to bring back into the XQuery Update work.

WHERE:
Extreme Markup Languages 2005,
1240 Drummond Street,
Montréal, Quebec,
H3G 1V7, Canada
http://www.mulberrytech.com/Extreme/wednesday.html

WHEN:
Wednesday August 3, 2005,
2:45 PM – 3:00PM (EST)


ABOUT DATADIRECT XQUERY:
 
DataDirect XQuery is the first embeddable component for XQuery that implements the XQuery for Java™ API (XQJ). It supports all major relational databases on any Java platform. DataDirect XQuery allows you to query XML, relational databases or a combination of the two, integrating the results for XML-based data exchange, XML-driven Web sites, and other applications that require or leverage the power of XML. DataDirect XQuery installs easily; it does not require its own server infrastructure and is scalable from desktop to enterprise applications. DataDirect XQuery is designed for software developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) who need to manage heterogeneous data sources in XML applications. DataDirect XQuery is in beta now. For more information on DataDirect XQuery contact Nancy Vodicka at +1-919-461-4326 or visit http://www.datadirect.com/xquery.

ABOUT STYLUS STUDIO

Stylus Studio, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing advanced support for XML and related W3C technologies: XSLT, XML Schema, XQuery, DTD, Web Services, SQL/XML, XML mapping, and Legacy Data Integration. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com

ABOUT DATADIRECT TECHNOLOGIES:

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., DataDirect Technologies can be reached on the Web at www.datadirect.com or by phone at +1-800-876-3101.

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