[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Relational Database Connectivity

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A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/RelationalDatabases.stx#1-4


  The most common use for Zope's relational database support is to put
  existing relational databases on the web.  For example, suppose your
  Human Resources Department has an employee database. Your database
  comes with tools to allow administrators run reports and change
  data. However, it is hard for employees to see their own records and
  perform simple maintenance such as updating their address when they
  move.  By interfacing your relational database with Zope, your
  employees can use any web browser to view and update their records
  from the office or at home.

    % Anonymous User - June 13, 2002 9:32 pm:
     You say that Zope allows one to "change data" such as "updating [an] address". However, you only cover
     inserting new data and listing existing data. You do not cover updating data or deleting data. I recommend
     leaving more advanced topics (like grouping) until you have show readers how to build a simple application
     that allows them to add, edit, delete, and list their data.

    % Anonymous User - Sep. 24, 2002 3:37 am:
     There are plenty of SQL tutorials in the world already, it would be a shame to distract the reader (me) from
     the Zope information by getting too hung up on SQL. The fundamental differences between Object-centric and
     Data-centric (i.e. relational) paradigms are relevent, as is "the Zope way" of doing the Object-centric