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RE: XML versus Relational Database

Title: RE: XML versus Relational Database
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From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
On the other hand, we have been handling the problems
of heterogeneity and transform well without XML or
XSLT for quite some time now.  It is expensive
and one-off, but XML and XSLT only bring down
the complexity of that.  The need to negotiate,
analyse, plan, propose and resolve are still
the expensive bits and it is still noisy.   The problem
is one mans metadata IS another mans data
and the differences are what take up all the time
and profit.  You are glossing across that "semantically
equivalent" problem too easily.  Technology is not
the issue there.  Locality is.

[Linda Grimaldi]
Agreed that the semantic problems do not go away; however, one can argue that the data store should not complicate the semantic issue any further by imposing its own semantic notions upon the data.  A completely "context free" database is perhaps not possible, but we can get closer.