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   Re: [xml-dev] Idea - std. non-flat <g><e/></g> syntax

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>>just as straightforward<<
I don't know. Is there a bulk data methodology that is generically understood,
or could one be proposed?  If so, then it might be another parallel idea.

Not familiar with bulk data, but I am supposing that bulk data breaks a
hierarchical xml document into two or more flat tables that are linked on a key
element. My suggestion may actually work on such flat tables to remove
remaining  "syntactical excesses"  Also I guess it is a similiar approach
except that when using hierarchical xml  no key is needed to accomplish  the

>>shim in-between to handle an abbreviated syntax<<

Yes, but I am suggesting that it could be some kind of generic xml structure
and so the "shim" is then not  application specific.


bill p

Bill Kearney wrote:

> > Sorry if this is an old idea. The more I have experimented with the idea
> > recently,  the more compelling it seems.
> This seems more like an application level argument.  That is, if your
> application is geared toward individual transations how would this help?
> You're going to have to add some sort of shim in-between to handle an
> abbreviated syntax, so wouldn't it be just as straightforward to do this
> with a bulk transaction set of data instead?
> But there would seem to be some merit in having a more standardized way to
> express repetitive , regular data without all the syntactical excesses of a
> plain XML file.
> -Bill Kearney
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