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   Re: [xml-dev] An alternative formulation of the document-centric/data-ce

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[Miles Sabin]

 >I see the graphs for doc-centric XML, but have you got any publishable
 >evidence to back up your claim that data-centric XML has uniform
 >element distributions?

I don't use XML too much for data-centric work (Excel, MySQL etc. are soooo 
good at that.).

However, I have to hand an XML file of the form:


The TagShare analysis is pretty predictable:

Element Occurence
------- ---------
ST              842
SL              842
Record  842
LT              842
LL              842
ID              842
Records 1

Things get more interesting when you look at de-normalized tables, when you 
"un-flatten" the model you create for RDB work. I suspect when you do that, 
you get closer to a power law distribution.

Being an insufferable doc-head, I would of course argue that this points to 
documents - not inter-twingled tables - being the true Tao of information:-)



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