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   RE: sequel=> SQL, SGML=> XML

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  • From: Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com>
  • To: "John F. Schlesinger" <johns@syscore.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 13:17:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, John F. Schlesinger wrote:

> OK, so what does SQL stand for? There's no help from Chris Date (in
> "A Guide to the SQL Standard" and in "An Introduction to Database
> Systems" he says that it is pronounced "esskuel" and that it used to
> stand for Structured Query Language).

Second sentence of chapter 1, Date, A Guide to the SQL Standard, 4th
ed.: "In its standard incarnation, however, the name is "just a name"
and is not considered to be an abbreviation for anything at all."  Don't
know how much more help he could offer, other than by fibbing.

Bob Kline

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