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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] After XQuery, are we done?
- From: "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG>
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 10:06:35 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] After XQuery, are we done?
Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com> writes:
> On Oct 22, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
> > Hyperlinks belong in the user interface space, XML should represent
> > information independently of the user interface. It was always
> > architecturally wrong to do hyperlinking at the XML level and the
> > attempt should not be repeated.
> > "Modelling relationships in XML" - that would be different.
> What is a hyperlink if not a relationship? The interpretation and
> presentation are obviously application-specific, but...
I don't think anyone is debating that a hyperlink describes a particular
limited form of relationship. There are two issues at hand:
1) how to manage bi-directional relationships?
2) what to do with many to many relationships?
<opinion type="myopic mathematical bias">
The way I see it, the real question in this thread is how do we move
from exchanging limited hierarchical models represented in XML towards
exchanging some more universal graph representations?