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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-enabled databases, XQuery APIs

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>> In other words, XML in a relational database is a hack?

> Perhaps, but in the same sense BLOB, CLOB, or object storage in a
> relational storage is a hack.

Not if you remember the difference between the logical model of data and the
physical model.

The relational model is about a logical view of data, not how it's physically
stored. At the physical level, an SQL server operate with buffers, pages and
sectors, regardless whether they contain numbers, XML, images or whatever.

======== Ken North ===========


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