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Jeff Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I thought someone else would note that the DTD
> <!ELEMENT MY-NON-BOOLEAN ((TRUE | FALSE)?, (TRUE | FALSE))>
> is nondeterministic and therefore not allowed by XML Schema. Or does it
> I guess if the point is that XML doesn't map ideally to objects, then a
> particular choice of schema language is moot. But binding XML to object
> data (and back) seems in general easier than, say, porting object data to
> relational models (and plenty of people are still doing that).
> What is the argument? That XML should be XML, objects should be objects, and
> database tables should remain tables? But they won't stay in their little
> respective corners! If the argument is instead that all data model
> mappings should be carefully crafted on a case-by-case basis, then
> personally I'm very dissatisfied with that prescription. The natural order
> of things is that complexity breeds simplicity by necessity. Did I miss an
> alternative solution somewhere?
Sure, XML Normal Forms , .
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