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   Re: Topic Maps on SQL

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  • From: "Steven R. Newcomb" <srn@techno.com>
  • To: kacper@odi.com
  • Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 19:09:56 -0600

[Kacper Nowicki:]

> There is this deep feeling in Object Database community, that XML and
> dynamic content in general is task for us. XML structures are easily
> repersented as objects with links/pointers to other objects and dynamic
> collections of their nested objects, attributes, etc.

Yes.  Ever heard of property sets?  These provide vendor-neutral
information set models for "groves", the abstract object/node trees
resulting from parsing and processing data in many notations,
including XML, and including particular semantic models such as XLinks
and topic maps that are best regarded as inheritable information
architectures ("architectural forms") in XML.

Recommended reading: http://www.prescod.net/groves/shorttut


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