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At 11:03 AM -0400 5/12/02, Mike Champion wrote:

>their careers and affiliations, it looks to me like the stated goal
>is the real orientation -- a unification of RDBMS, OO, and XML querying
>approaches. As best I recall, the criticism from RDBMS folks has been
>that it's too XML-centric.

Where exactly does it state that? I must say that if that is indeed 
the goal, then it is doomed to failure. RDBMS, OO, and XML are three 
very different models and I don't think you can usefully combine 
them. Yes, you can sort of force them to fit with all sorts of nasty 
hacks; but it's really a case of pounding square pegs into round 
holes. The results won't be pretty or strong.

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