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RE: [xml-dev] Caught napping!
Yes it can. The Internet doesn't own any tables.
Individuals, corporations etc. do.
Sometimes for the sake of exchange or
report chains (eg, admin statistics), they pick
one and people agree to use it. Sometimes, they
only agree to use part and extensions are added
This is the classic agency to agency reporting
problem. Mainly, we try to determine where they
add the extensions and that is a little hairy.
In a nutshell, we evolve relational dbs everyday
with every release.
The Internet Society is sort of like
Santa's workshop: just another fanciful reason
for parents to buy new toys and fool the kids.
From: Peter J. Gale [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Bill, In a nutshell:
No matter how many tables you put into a design, you
can always find a need for more.
A relational database can not easily evolve with the
ever-growing needs of an internet based society.