Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:35:00 -0800 From: Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org> First, it's important to remember that native XML databases model XML *documents*, not the data in those documents. That's a very strange thing to say. I don't understand what you mean by it. Is that like saying "Relational databases model *tables*, not the data in those tables."?