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   Re: [xml-dev] are native XML databases needed?

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Len Bullard wrote:
> Lockheed Martin (texas) did it for IETMs using SGML.
>  All done before the web was  a gleam.

Similarities with storing SGML and what's done today with XML:

1. Decomposition (shredding)
2 Store the entire document
  - Store information about document structure in a database
  - Store document content in the database, or store externally with pointers in
the database
  - If the former, provide full text searches
  - Index on tagged fields

Giving due credit to innovation: Hans Schouten developed a conceptual model for
storing SGML documents in Oracle databases:
"SGML*CASE The Storage of Documents in Databases" (1989).

Schouten took the approach of storing the document's generic logical structure
(based on DTDs).

Does anyone still have the SGML Users' Group Bulletin (vol 4, number 1)?


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