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Re: [xml-dev] Caught napping!

"Seaborne, Mark" wrote:
> >Ouch!!!!! A fact about XML structures today, is that they promote data
> >redundancy.

> Isn't this the kind of thing that xLink can be used for?

It is. But if you fully normalize your data and then XLink everything
together, you've just built a relational database, so why not just use
one to start with?

(The obvious answer to this question is that you have mixed content,
which doesn't play well with the object-relational mapping used by
XML-enabled relational databases.)

-- Ron