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RE: [xml-dev] storing XML files

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Simmonds [mailto:daves@transera.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 11:57 AM
To: xml-dev
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] storing XML files

> I honestly don't know if someone has come up with this before, so please 
> enlighten me as appropriate.  I've been given the task of mapping XML into
> Access database format.  The main requirement is that the database
structure must 
> not change significantly as new previously unknown types of XML documents
> added.  This requirement in place so that we can create a relatively
> client application that can count on a certain db structure.

I'll resist the tempatation to say "don't DO that, use an XML database"

You might want to look at 
(the Monet database architecture).  They claim very good results with a
generic XML -> RDBMS mapping technique that fully decomposes XML into binary

You might also look at
http://www.acm.org/sigmod/record/issues/0109/SPECIAL/jajavel3.pdf and the
references cited therein ... or perhaps other articles in the current SIGMOD