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RE: [xml-dev] normalizing schemas

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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@rpbourret.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