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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Momento and Cocoon
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 14:04:24 GMT
Alan wrote:

> * Stefano Mazzocchi <> [2004-03-02 06:07]:

>>I need a fast and scalable xquery-capable semi-structured content 
>>Can momento provide me that?
>     It could. If I were to release it open source. That's the point.
>     That's why I'm engaging people on this list.

It could seems like a pretty big overestimation without reasonable 
technological backup.

At least three research groups spent 10 years and millions of dollars 
trying to build an equivalent system. One of them died (Lore) [but the 
source code disappeared so I suspect some big DBMS vendor bought the 
thing], the other went commercial [Xyleme], the other is still 
researching [the people at Bell Labs]

Don't get me wrong: I know the power of open source and I know that you 
need to start somewhere, that's why I'm asking.

What I don't understand is how you can use Saxon as a fast and scalable 
database since it wasn't designed to do so.


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