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RE: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Weinreb [mailto:dlw@exceloncorp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 4:00 PM
> To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Caught napping!
>    Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 15:44:18 -0500 
>    From: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
> I agree, and just think it's worth explicitly mentioning that it's not
> really the place of the XML database people to dictate how types work
> in XML.  The XML community defines the types, and then the XML
> database system makers have to do whatever the community dictates.

Thanks for reminding us of that.  XML databases' strength is XML's strength,
and their weakness XML's weakness.  The whole POINT of an XML database is to
persist XML -- warts and all, clothes or none -- as it is rather than asking
an applications developer to map their XML to tables or objects if that is
not a natural part of the application.