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Re: Primary and Foreign Keys
- From: Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: xml-dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 23:04:05 -0700
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Another wrinkle: going into the relational db and finding out
> that some fields and tables have the same name (noted as duplicate
> declarations in the XML Schema validation) and finding one that is
> different only the by the spelling of a single character but is
> now so deep in the code, getting rid of it would be expensive.
> For now, I will annotate and rename. I realize I could push
> all the fields into attributes but I really don't want to.
I strongly suggest that your software be able to use different names in
XML and the database -- such as through some sort of mapping
configuration files. Users are likely to want this and it makes the
software more flexible in the long run.