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   Re: What is XML for?

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 18:00:46 -0600

Tim Bray wrote:
> I'm saying: I want a database that can do XML, by which I mean infinite
> levels of attributed nested sequenced constructs.  

Please don't stop there! Like many of our "tools vendors" you've forgotten
about (or chosen not to support) links. My worry about non-OO technologies
is that I wonder how they support links (and queries on links) and RDF
(and queries on RDF models) and topic maps (and queries on topic
relationships). I suppose you could represent all of these as relations in
a relational database. I just hope that these "other groups" are planning
to deal with these issues instead of pretending that XML documents don't
have links (which is what most current vendors do).

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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