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   RE: [xml-dev] modeling, validating and documenting an xml grammar

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Keep in mind that 'bad normalization' can equal 
'good optimization'.  I seldom see fully-normalized 
databases because the overhead of getting and 
opening tables, creating the view, etc. can be 
prohibitive vs the maintenance of denormalized 
data.  Otherwise, I would agree.  These aren't 
legacy databases.  They are practical ones where 
performance considerations dominate maintenance.


From: Joe English [mailto:jenglish@flightlab.com]

What are the real-world use cases of minOccurs and maxOccurs?
In my experience, occurrence constraints specifying anything 
other than zero, one, or many are almost always an indication 
of a bad design decision somewhere in the system.

(Or maybe that *is* the use case?  To be able to accurately
describe badly normalized legacy RDBMSs and other such things?)


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