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Re: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

"Champion, Mike" wrote:
> Speaking of XML and database management systems, Fabian Pascal has been
> reading the XML-DEV archives, and several of you now join me in having been
> "outed" as Bozos, I'm afraid. See his current postings at
> http://www.firstsql.com/dbdebunk/xmldev1.htm and
> http://searchdatabase.techtarget.com/tipsIndex/0,289482,sid13_tax284872,00.h
> tml if your sense of self esteem is up to the challenge.
> The gist of his position seems to be that the world would be better off
> building true relational DBMS systems and understanding their fundamentals
> rather than fooling with XML.  (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, etc. are not
> considered relational databases, in case you aren't aware of the precepts of
> Relational Fundamentalism).

Wow... Glad I'm not in his list of Bozos.  For as long as he's been
ranting about this stuff, I still haven't been able to figure out what
his point is, and what kind of bug crawled up his butt.  

Any ideas?

Tom Bradford
The dbXML Project
Open Source Native XML Database