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RE: XML versus Relational Database
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Linda Grimaldi <firstname.lastname@example.org>,Jonathan.Robie@SoftwareAG-USA.com, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 13:28:03 -0600
Title: RE: XML versus Relational Database
Ok. Just as some resist XML in favor of a context-free parse, the
context keeps coming up (watching an upheaval in the X3D design
debates over wrapper tags).
hard pressed to consider XML more context-free than a relational
which has no explicit order, relying on indexes for optimized search.
XSLT/XPath and the DOM API, context seems to be
please explain to me the semantic being imposed. It seems relevant
almost every thread these days and I wish to learn more. I
advance if you have to explain in simplifications. Always
sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
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