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RE: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

Seems to me his list of Bozos is an honor roll.  One question that comes
to my mind is that if the relational model is the only model worth
considering, why is 70% of all corporate data still in flat files or
VSAM/other hierarchical formats, despite the data management issues
these formats present?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Bradford [mailto:bradford@dbxmlgroup.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 4:20 PM
To: Champion, Mike
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

"Champion, Mike" wrote:
> Speaking of XML and database management systems, Fabian Pascal has
> reading the XML-DEV archives, and several of you now join me in having
> "outed" as Bozos, I'm afraid. See his current postings at
> http://www.firstsql.com/dbdebunk/xmldev1.htm and
> 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
> building true relational DBMS systems and understanding their
> 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 

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