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RE: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Bradford [mailto:bradford@dbxmlgroup.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 3:20 PM
> 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.  

I think if you chant "hierarchical is more intuitive" you should have no
problem making the list. Worked for me, and I wasn't even trying hard.

I think this is the  bug that's itching our dear Fabian: 

If the development community *at large* only understood the One True
Relational Gospel, we would the errors of our ways. We would toss out the
the false idol of the Hierarchy, seeing that it is constructed not from
steely logic, but from slobbery popsicle sticks. Neither shall we heed the
false prophet SQL, but go forth with true clarity of Relational vision,
seeing the world not as parent sees child, not as child sees sibling; but
all as Related parts, bound together in a wondrous web of joins, both inner
and outer.

Amen... or ahem, depending on your POV.