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> A number of companies, including ICL itself (with me as chief designer),
> tried to implement this kind of concept later using object databases and
> failed. I can't help feeling that doing it now with XML would work rather
It's the right approach for cohesion. Besides XML, there are other factors that
suggest that approach is needed.
Regulatory compliance (BASEL II, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA) will be an influence. If
you have to be able to defend how you arrived at some numbers seven years ago,
you're probably going to want a repository that supports versioning for XML
schemas, source libraries, executables, XML documents, specifications, e-mails,
diagrams, spreadsheets, and more.