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RE: [xml-dev] normalizing schemas
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Ronald Bourret <email@example.com>,"Fuchs, Matthew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 16:48:39 -0600
And is a chance to clean up. This is particularly
useful if retrofitting from a pre-existing database
such as a relational schema.
Turns out to be more work than one thinks. Running
an auto-normalize utility can be risky. Given the
table scoping, things that look like duplicates
might not be.
From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:email@example.com]
"Fuchs, Matthew" wrote:
> I'm not sure what you mean by "dissolve all references and insert it at
> referenced place", as to me that seems to be the opposite of
> flattening/normalizing. I consider normalizing to be hoisting all
> definitions/declarations to the top level and replacing recursive
> with references to the hoisted ones.
I agree. This has the added advantage of not duplicating any