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Which opens a whole other can of worms.
If, as some are asserting, XML is for interchange formats - whats all
this about XML databases? Since interchange formats are typically
equally inconvenient for all parties (unless defined by MS, in which
case they are particularly convenient for MS), and interchange data is
typically smallish (bite sized) and fragmented...
What is this crap about XML databases?
On Friday, October 25, 2002, at 11:36 PM, Ken North wrote:
> Intelligent Enterprise magazine, in partnership with Borland, IBM, and
> is sponsoring a webcast on December 3:
> "The Future of Software and Databases"
> December 3, 2002 (11 am - noon, Pacific Time, 7-8 pm GMT)
> Watch for the registration page at www.netseminar.com.
> A panel of software experts will discuss the future of software and
> databases in
> a world that's moving to XML, distributed computing, collaborative
> applications, Web services and ubiquitous personal connectivity (e.g.,
> of mobile clients). The panel members will discuss the convergence of
> XML and
> SQL, object databases, querying documents, parallel architectures and
> This NetSeminar will include a pre-recorded panel discussion followed
> by a live
> question-and answer session. The panel members are:
> -Rick Cattell Sun Microsystems
> -Don Chamberlin IBM Almaden Research
> -Daniela Florescu XQRL, Inc.
> -Jim Gray Microsoft Research
> -Jim Melton Oracle
> Rick Cattell is an author, founder of ODMG and the original Enterprise
> architect. Don Chamberlin is an author and co-inventor of SQL and
> XQuery. Dana
> Florescu is co-editor of several W3C specifications, including XQuery.
> Jim Gray
> is an author and ACM Turing Award winner. Jim Melton is an author and
> the editor
> of the ISO SQL specification. The panel moderator is Ken North, an
> author, CEO,
> and XML and Web Services editor for Dr. Dobb's.
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